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CALENDAR 



OF THE 



CLOSE ROLLS 



PRESERVED IN THE 



PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE. 



PREPARED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF 

THE DEPUTY KEEPER OF THE RECORDS. 



EDWARD I. 

A.D. 1272—1279. 



PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF HER MAJESTY'S PRINCIPAL SECRETARY OF STATE 
FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT. 



LONDON: 

PRINTED FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE, 

BY EYRE AND SPOTTISWOODE, 

PRINTERS TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY. 



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1900. 



CONTENTS 



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Page 
Preface - v 

Corrigenda , . . vii 

Calendar ....... i 

General Index ------- 585 



z 96998. Wt. 185. 



PREFACE. 



The present volume forms part of a series of Calendars 
of the Close Rolls from the reign of Edward I. to that 
of Edward IV. the object and character of which are 
explained in the Preface to the first volume for the 
reign of Edward II. (a.d. 1307—1313). The text has 
been prepared, with the sanction of the Lords Com- 
missioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, by Mr. W. H. 
Stevenson, M.A., Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. 
The Index has been compiled by Mr. C. H. Woodruff, 
B.C.L., Mr. Stevenson having assisted him by identifying 
most of the places. 



H. C. MAXWELL LYTE. 



Public Record Office, 

11 August 1900. 



CORRIGENDA. 



Page 34, Line 1, after Stephen add « (sic) ". 

144, „ 30, for Durham read Devon. 

146, „ 1, for Gryt read Gryc. 

159, „ 21, for Angmundisham read Augmundisham. 

191, „ 4, for Canardi read Cauardi. 

195, „ 24, after Flanders add " (sic) ". 

204, „ 16, for le read de. 

210, „ 9 from bottom, dele is. 

281, „ 30, for le read de. 

269, „ 10, dele de. 

278, „ 82, for Robert read Ralph. 

295, „ 4 from bottom, for Tervak read Ternak. 

296, „ 7, for heir read their. 
332, „ 20 from bottom, for aud read and. 
347, „ 14 from bottom,/or daughtar read daughter. 
356, „ 10 from bottom,/or Swyneburu read Swyneburn. 
360, „ 27, after Hertford add " (sic) ". 
364, „ 5, after Joan add " (sic) ". 
369, „ 3 from bottom, after John add " (sic) y \ 
380, „ 15, for Martigny read Marcigny. 
382, „ 15, for Camhou read Cainhou. 
384, „ 6, for Dune read Anne. 
387, „ 12, 17,/or Lenedal read Levedal. 
387, „ 15 from bottom, for James read Jacob. 
420, „ 3 from bottom, for Pinn read Pinu. 
420, „ 2 from bottom,/or Gwillemide read Gwillemi de. 
437, „ 1, after Helebrok add " (sic) ". 
448, „ 19, for Winchester read Worcester. 
450, „ 4, for Annou read Aunou. 
459, „ 4 and 5, for son read daughter. 
471, „ 12, after Norfolk add " (sic) ". 
474, „ 11, for huntsmen read huntsman, 
482, „ 10 from bottom, for Heury read Henry. 
496, „ 6 from bottom, after Hereford add " (sic) ", 
509, „ 14, for Thorns read Thomas. 
531, „ 24, for Belle read Bello t 



CALENDAR 



OF 



CLOSE ROLLS. 



1 EDWAKD T. 



1272. 

Nov. 23. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 29. 
The New 
Temple, 
London. 



Clause de anno regni regis Edwardi filii regis Henrici primo, [quo 
scilicet idem rex agebat in partibus transmarinis in redeundo a Terra 
Sancta.*] 

Membrane 13. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the king's peace to be proclaimed 
and observed in his bailiwick, inhibiting all and singular, under pain of 
disinheritance, of life and of limbs, from infringing the king's peace, as the 
government of the realm has come to the king by the death of king Henry 
his father by hereditary succession and by the will of the proceres of the 
realm and by their fealty done to the king, wherefore the magnates have 
caused the king's peace to be proclaimed in the king's name, who is here- 
after the debtor to all and singular of the realm in the exhibition of justice 
and in the preservation of the peace. The king is and will be prepared to 
exhibit justice, by the Lord's will, to all and singular in all rights and things 
touching them against all persons whatsoever, great and small. Witnesses : 
W. archbishop of York, E. earl of Cornwall, and G. earl of Gloucester.' 
[Feeder a ; Prynne, Records, iii. 117.] 

The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.] 

To John de Eeygate, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the late king 
ordered John to make an extent of the lands whereof Henry de Percy, 
tenant in chief of the said king, was seised in his demesne as of fee at his 
death, with the exception of the manors of Pettes worth and Toppeclyve, 
whereof Eleanor, late the wife of Henry, was enfeoffed, and to cause dower 
of Henry's other lands to be assigned to Eleanor, and the escheator, asserting 
that he could not attend to the making of the extent aforesaid, deferred 
assigning the dower, whereupon the late king again ordered him to cause 
the tenements to be extended in the presence of John de Oketon, on behalf 
of Queen Eleanor, to whom the late king granted the custody of the lands 
of the said Henry, John de Oketon being sent to those parts for this reason, 
and to cause dower to be assigned to the said Eleanor de Percy : the king, 
wishing to put the said order into execution, orders the escheator to cause 
the lands to be extended and to cause dower to be assigned to Eleanor, so 
that the dower may be assigned to her by the escheator's hands in the king's 
name without delay. Given by the hand of Walter de Merton, the 
chancellor. By C. 



* The words within brackets occur in the intitulation at the foot of Membrane I. 
u 96998. Wt. 135. 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



Dec. 1. 

The New 
Temple. 



Dec. 2. 

The New 
Temple. 



1272. Membrane 11 — cont. 

Nov. 29. To L[lewelyn] son of Griffin, prince of Wales. Order to come to the ford 
The New of Montgomery in person, so that he be there in the octaves of St. Hilary 

Temple. next, to make oath of fealty to the king before the king's envoys whom the 
king shall send there specially to receive the fealty, as they shall cause him 
to know on the king's behalf, as the government of the realm has come to 
the king by his father's death, and he has caused his peace to be proclaimed, 
and the prelates, earls, barons, and other proceres of the realm have 
promptly and without omission made oath of fealty and have done the other 
things that they could do or make to the king in his absence by reason of his 
crown and royal dignity, and L[lewelyn] is bound to do the like, as he knows. 
Witnesses : W. archbishop of York, and E. earl of Cornwall. [Feeder a.~\ 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Alyna de Baton [ia] the manor of Redenhale, and to restore to her 
the issues thereof, as it appears to the king that she was enfeoffed thereof 
by him jointly with Nicholas de Yattingedene, her late husband. Given by 
the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

To John de Reygate, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to Queen 
E[leanor], the king's mother, or to her envoy, the custody of the lands that 
belonged to Henry de tercy, saving to Eleanor, late the wife of Henry, her 
dower, which the escheator shall first assign to her as by the king's hand, as 
the king ordered the escheator at another time, the late king having assigned 
to the said queen the custody of the lands, to be held according to a form 
provided by him and his council. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, 
the chancellor. 

Nov, 29. To the abbot of Hagheman. Order to go to the ford of Montgomery 
The New with the abbot of Dore, as the king has ordered L[lewelyn] son of Griffin 
Temple. ^o fo e there to make fealty before them as they shall enjoin him on the king's 
behalf. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 
The like, ' de verbo ad verbum,' to the abbot of Dore. 

To all, etc. Grant to the aforesaid abbots of power to receive the fealty 
of Llewelyn (Leidini), prince of Wales, so that if both of them cannot be 
present, the one who shall be present shall have full power to receive 
Llewelyn's fealty. 

Dec. 2. To Llewelyn (Leulino) son of Griffin, prince of Wales. Whereas 

Westminster, according to the form of peace concluded between the late king and 
Llewelyn, the latter is bound to the king in 3,000 marks, to be paid at 
Christmas next, as Llewelyn knows, and the king is bound to divers credi- 
tors in a great sum of money fur the discharge of the expenses incurred by 
him in the service of God in the Holy Land, so that he greatly needs the 
aforesaid 3,000 marks ; he therefore orders Llewelyn to consider the fact 
that the king has been, is, and will be ready to observe the said peace 
inviolably from the time of its conclusion, and to send the said sum to 
Chester at the said feast at the latest, there to be delivered for custody to 
the abbot of Chester or brother Alan, his monk, as the king has enjoined 
upon the abbot. This Llewelyn is to neglect in no wise as he loves the 
king and his honour, and as the king specially trusts him. The king is 
sending to the abbot and monk his letters patent, which are to be delivered 
to Llewelyn upon payment of the aforesaid sum. Witnesses : W. archbishop 
of York and E. earl of Cornwall. [Feeder a.'] 

Dec. 6. To Roger de la Lye and Elias de Hertford, the king's clerks. Order to 

The New go forthwith to the chest of the chirographers at London sealed with their 

Temple. seals, and after they have laid aside (depositis) the seals, to deliver the 

keys thereof to John Chipp and Robert Heyrun, the Christian chirographers, 

to put in and take out charters as pertains to their office. Given by the 

hand of Walter de Merton, the chancellor. 



1 EDWAED I. 



\ 272. Membrane 11 — cont. 

Dee. 14. To John de Eeygate, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Adam de 

Bolteby, son and heir of Nicholas de Bolteby, tenant in chief, to have 

seisin of the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne 
as of fee, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Nicholas did not hold any lands of the king in chief except those that were 
of the inheritance of Philippa, formerly his wife, tenant in chief by barony, 
which the king has rendered to the said Adam, son and heir of Nicholas 
and Philippa. 

To Master Eichard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
restore to Lucy, late the wife of Herbert Peche, half a knight's fee in 
Preston and Fenne and the manor of Edelington, and to restore the issues 
thereof to her, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Herbert held the half -fee and manor of the inheritance of Lucy, and by no 
other right. 

Dec. 14. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the . account of the 

Westminster, executors of William de Grlouc[estria] in accordance with the late king's 
order in their hands at the exchequer, as William received at divers times 
great sums of money from the late king's treasury by the hands of the 
treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer and from the said king's 
wardrobe and from elsewhere in order to make divers jewels of the said 
king, and for the repair of his jewels, and to make a frontal (spontale) for 
the greater altar of the church of Westminster, and to make a silver image 
over (ultra) the tomb of Katherine, daughter of the said king, in that 
church, and for the making of the shrine of St. Edward, and for divers 
other works, for which William in his lifetime did not render account before 
them at the exchequer or elsewhere, wherefore the late king ordered them 
to audit William's account of the said works by Henry de Otinton, clerk, 
and the other executors of William's will, and they have deferred doing so 
by reason of the late king's death. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, 
the chancellor. 

To John de Eeygate, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Walter 
de Paukenberge and Agnes his wife, one of the sisters and heiresses of Peter 
de Brus, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the following lands, etc., upon 
their finding security for payment of their relief, as the king has taken 
Walter's fealty for the lands, etc., and has rendered them to them, to be 
held of him in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee, which 
Peter owed to the king for the inheritance aforesaid, on condition that 
Walter come before the king on his arrival in England to do homage : the 
castle of Skelton, with the park this side the castle and with the profits of 
the boats of Cotum and Eidekere, with the demesnes of Skelton, the 
meadows, dales, and rents of the town of Skelton, both of freemen and of 
others, and with all mills and toll, and with the manor of Mersk with all 
appurtenances, and with Eidekere, and with Oplyom, and with the town of 
Stangho, and with the town of Grenrugg, and with the forest (forr') of 
Skelton, to wit with the enclosure (hayd) and great park and with Asdale, 
and with the chace of Westwik with the forest as the highway extends 
between Stangho and Katereriding, and as the highway extends to 
Lardegate, and so by Skeytebek to Larthorn, and so to the boundary 
(divisam) of the forest (forr 9 ) of Daneby, and so by that boundary to 
Colemendale, and so that all the chaces within the boundaries, to wit 
Locwit, Wervelscho, Hardale, and Hale, and with the herbage of La Gren 
and of La Dinant, saving to Walter and Agnes and the townships common 
of pasture for their cattle and beasts, as Peter and the townships were 
Tfont to have, with all the town of Estbrun, except 4j bovates of land and 
four tofts assigned to John de Bella Aqua and Laderona his wife, one of 
the sisters and heiresses of the said Peter, and with a moiety of the bailiwick 

a 2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1272. Membrane 11 — cont. 

of Langeberge, and with a moiety of the advowson of the priory of 
Giseburnn, so that on the first voidance thereof the sub-prior and convent 
shall seek license to elect from Walter and Agnes or their heirs, and shall 
present to them the elect, as is^ the custom, and on the second voidance the 
sub-prior and convent shall seek license to elect from Marmaduke de Tweng 
and Lucy his wife, one of the sisters and heiresses of the said Peter, and 
the elect shall be presented to them, and so for ever in succession ; which 
castle and tenements the king has assigned to Walter and Agnes as Agnes's 
purparty of the lands of the said Peter, her brother. 

Dec. 15. To the same. Like order in favour of Marmaduke de Twenge and Lucy 
Westminster, his wife, for delivery to them of the manor of Daneby, with the forests and 
other appurtenances and with Lelhoni and Wlvedale and Manselinges, and 
with the ferm of Thomas de Wlvedale, and with the manor of Brochton and 
Skyneregreve and the boat of Skynnergreve, and with the rents and 
; demesnes both of freemen and of others, with all appurtenances, and with 
the township of Jarum, and with the'services of the freemen of that town, 
and with the fishery and town of Great Morsom and with the rents and service 
of the freemen and others, with the forest of the chace of the dales, to wit 
Swyndale and Lehavenes, and with other dales as the highway goes from 
Larde thorn to Skelton by Scaitebek between Katering' and Stangho, and 
so to the wood of Lyverton, and with the manor of Kirkebrunnom and 
Suthbrunnum, and with the mills and suit of the same, except 14 bovates 
of land with tofts and 70*. (sexdecim et decern solid') of yearly rent in the 
mills, which land and rent are assigned to John de Bella Aqua and 
Ladarena his wife, and with a moiety of the bailiwick of Langeber[g]e, and 
with a moiety of the advowson of the priory of Giseburn, so that upon the 
first voidance the sub- prior and convent shall seek licence to elect from 
Walter de Faucumberg and Agnes his wife, and on the second voidance 
from Marmaduke and Lucy [as in preceding order]. 



Membrane 10. 

Dec. 16. To John de Reygate, escheator beyond Trent. Like order in favour of 

Westminster. Robert de Ros and Margaret his wife, one of the sisters and heiresses of the 
said Peter de Brus, for delivery to them of the castle of Kirkeby in Ken- 
dale, with all Kendale that was in the hands of Peter at his death, in 
demesnes, villeinages, rents and services of freemen and of others, except 
the dale of Kentemere, which is assigned to John de Bella Aqua and 
Laderina his wife, and with the advowson of the priory of Coningesheved. 
Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

To the eame. Like order in favour of John de Bella Aqua and Laderina 
his wife, one of the sisters and heiresses of the said Peter de Brus, for tbe 
delivery to them of the manor of Carleton-in-Balne, with demesnes and 
other rents, both of freemen and of others, together with all the lands assigned 
in marriage both to Robert de Ros and Margaret his wife and to the other 
sisters and heiresses of Peter and rendered into the king's hands to be divided 
between them, according to custom, and of the manor of Thorp de Arches, 
with the member of Waleton, and with the park of the said manor, and with 
the demesnes, rents, and other appurtenances, and of the manor of Tibe- 
thorp, and of 4 bovates of land with tofts in Suthbrunne, and of 70s. of 
rent in the mills of that town, and of 4| bovates of land and 4 tofts, and of 
the dale of Kentemere in Kendale, and of the advowson of the priory of the 
nuns of Munketon. 

Dec. 18. To Master R. de Cliff[ord] escheator this side Trent. Order to permit 

Bisham. Bartholomew Peche, son of Herbert Peche, to have his father's lands, and not 

(Bistelesham.) ^ intermeddle further with them, as the king learns by inquisition taken 

by the escheator that Herbert afc his death held nothing of the king in chief 



1 EDWARD I. 



1273. 

Jan. 15. 
Westminster. 



1272. Membrane 10 — cont. 

by reason whereof the custody of his lands might or ought to pertain to the 
king, and that Bartholomew is his next heir. Given by the hand of W. de 
Merton, the chancellor. 

To the keeper of the park of Odiham. Order to cause six deer (bestias) 
to be taken in that park, and to cause them to be delivered to the king's 
mother Eleanor against the coming Christmas. 

The like to the keeper of the park of Weston for four deer. 

The like to the keeper of the New Forest for ten deer. 

To John de Reygate, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas lately, by reason 
of the death of Helewysa de Levynton, tenant in chief, late the wife of 
Eustace de Balliolo, the escheator took into the late king's hands all the lands 
of her inheritance, and the said king, at the request of Thomas son of 
Thomas de Molleton of Gillesland, one of her heirs, ordered the escheator 
to inquire how much land she held in chief of him {de tiobis) and how much 
of other lords, by what services she held, and what the lands were worth 
yearly, and who was her next heir, and what was the heir's age, and the 
king understands by the inquisition made in execution of the said order that 
Helewysa held of him in chief by barony, and that the said Thomas is next 
heir of certain other lands, and that he is of full age, by reason whereof 
Thomas obtained from the king his writ to have seisin ; and the said Eustace 
has intimated to the king that he begat Jiving issue upon Helewysa, which 
was seen by men and baptized, by reason whereof the lands of Helewysa's 
inheritance pertain to him for his life by the courtesy of England, and he 
pressed the king to provide him with a remedy hereupon : the king therefore 
orders the escheator, if Eustace begot living issue upon Helewisa that was 
seen by man and baptized, to cause him to have again seisin of the lands 
aforesaid and of others that were of Helewisa' s inheritance whereof she died 
seised as of fee, together with everything received thence since they were 
taken into the king's hands by reason of her death, especially as Eustace 
ought not to incur loss or damage by reason of Thomas's thus sueing out 
in the king's court by deceit (subreptionem) of the court. 

Jan. 17. To Master Richard de Clifford, late keeper of the archbishopric of 

Westminster. Canterbury. Order to deliver to R. elect of Canterbury the ploughs, 
plough-oxen, and harrowers (herciatores) that the keeper received as per- 
taining to the archbishopric to cultivate its lands from the executors of the 
Boniface, tlie late archbishop, and to deliver to the elect what pertains to the 
king of the forage of the corn of the archbishopric in the barns, in recom- 
pence for the maintenance that the plough-oxen and harrowers had of the 
forage of the said Boniface at the time when they were in the king's service. 
Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. [Prynne, Records, 
iii. 122.] 

Jan. 26. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause Alice, late the wife 

Westminster, of Henry de Rothing', Enga, late the wife of Henry de la Bere, Matilda, 
late the wife of John le Marescall, Juliana, late the wife of Hugh de 
Bradelegh, Gunnora, late the wife of Henry Tieys, Christiana, late the wife 
of Peter le Flecher, Is[olda], late the wife of Alan le Fevre, and Katherine, 
late the wife of William de Sancto Germano, to have the arrears of the 
wages of their late husbands for the time when they were in the late king's 
service, according to the tenor of the writs remaining in the exchequer. 
Given by the hand of W. de Merton. 

To the same. Like order to cause Hugh le Tayllur to have the arrears of 
the wages of Ellen, late his wife, formerly the late king's laundress, for the 
time when she was in the late king's service. 

To the same. Like order to cause Alice, late the wife of Philip de 
Lyministre, tp haye 2d, a day until ^VTiitsuntide next of the 2d. daily that 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1273. 



Jan. 27. 
Westminster. 



Jan. 27. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 1. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 3. 
Westminster. 



MembranellO — cont. 

the late king granted to lier for her life, in accordance with the said king's 
writ of liberate in their possession at the exchequer. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Henry, fletcher 
(attilliatori) of the king's crossbows in Gloucester castle, who receives 
5d. a day for wages, his wages from St. Hilary last until Whitsuntide 
next. 

To the sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Order to permit William son of 
Hugh to have his chattels, which were confiscated for his flight upon his 
being indicted before the late king's justices last in eyre in those counties 
for homicide, arson, and other trespasses, his goods being confiscated at 
the suit of the peace of the said king and not at the appeal or the suit of any 
other, and to restore to him his lands, which were taken into the king's 
hands for this reason, as the king, at the instance of certain of his friends, 
has caused William's chattels to be restored to him. Given by the hand of 
W. de Merton. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to respite until the quinzaine of Easter 
next the demand upon Roger de Trumpton for 252Z. Os. dd. for the king's 
use of the debts of the Jews by reason of the lands and heir of Robert de 
Hardredeshull, which are in Roger's hands by commission of Warin de 
Bassingburn, to whom the late king granted [them] during the minority of 
Robert's heir, and to restore Roger's goods (averia) taken for this reason. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to Hamo 
Hautayn and Robert de Ludham, whom the king has appointed his justices 
for the custody of his Jews, the keys of the chest of the Jewry, together 
with the rolls, writs, and other things touching the Jewry. Given by the 
hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause Orabilla, late the wife of 
William de Staundon, to have seisin of the land in Little Cressing' that 
William held of the master and brethren of the military order of the Temple 
in England in socage, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff, 
whereby the custody of the land pertains to the nearest [friend] of William's 
heir, Orabilla being the nearest [friend] of the heir. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to £ay, out of the ferm of 
the city, to Matilda, late the wife of John Picard, who takes 4d. a day, to 
Alice Arnald, whot akes \\d. a day, and to Edmund (JEmundb) Pecok, who 
takes 2\d. a day, for their lives of the appointed alms of the late king, the 
arrears of the said sums up to Thursday the feast of St. Mary next, and 
from then to cause them to have the said daily sums until Whitsuntide next 
as they were wont to have them. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Order not to deliver 
to anyone until otherwise ordered a ship laden with Flemish wool there 
arrested by them. 

To Roger de Cliff [ord], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
release Peter de Nevill, charged with trespass in the king's feres t of 
Roteland, who is now appealed in co. Rutland by Robert de Cleyle for 
robbery and breach of the peace, as Philip de Bokeland, William de Paries, 
John Carbonel, and Roger de Kerdington have mainperned before the king- 
to have him before the king at the pleas of the Forest in that county to 
stand to right concerning the said trespass, in order that he may the more 
freely and securely attend to his defence in the said appeal in person. Given 
by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

To Roger de Cliff [ord], justice of the Forest this side Trent. As the 
king learns that Master Robert de Picheford, Master Hugh de Lynton, 
Robert de Picheford and William de Prene have long been detained in 
prison in that bailiwick for a trespass of the Forest charged upon them at 



1 EDWARD I. 



1273. Membra?ie 10 — cont. 

the procuration of their enemies, the king orders the justice, if Robert, Hugh, 
Robert, and William are imprisoned for this trespass and for no other cause, 
and if they find sufficient mainpernors to have them before the justice at 
the pleas of the Forest in those parts to stand to right concerning the 
trespass, to deliver the said Robert, Hugh, Robert, and William in bail to 
the mainpernors as aforesaid, so that it may not be imputed to the justice 
that he has acted in a lukewarm or remiss manner in the execution of this 
order out of favour or hatred of any one, whereby the king should have to 
extend his hands to this. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the 
chancellor. 

Membrane 10. — Schedule. 

Jan. 26. To Master R. de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to permit 

Westminster. Peter, son and heir of Robert de la Mare, tenant in chief of xhe late king, 
to cultivate and sow the lands whereof his father was seised in his demesne 
as of fee in that bailiwick, until Whitsuntide next, in order that Peter may 
come to the king to do homage for the said lands, as the late king immediately 
after Robert's death ordered the escheator to take all the lands whereof 
Robert was so seised into the king's hands, and to keep them safely until 
further orders, and the late king did not take Peter's homage when he after- 
wards came to his court to do homage, because the first seisin of those lands 
had not yet come into the said king's hands, as is customary in like case, 
because certain men, justifying (advocantes) themselves by Edmund de 
Allem[annia], earl of Cornwall, had occupied certain of the said lands. 
Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 



Membrane 9. 

Feb. 2. To Roger de Clifford], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order 

Westminster, to release on the following mainprise Saer de Harecurt, charged with 
trespass in the forest of Roteland, who is now appealed in co. Rutland by 
Robert de Cleyle for robbery and breach of the peace, as William Giffard, 
John de Cheyneye, Thomas de Weseham and Geoffrey de Reyning' have 
mainperned before the king to have him before the said justice at the pleas of 
thelorest in that county, to stand to right concerning the said trespass, in order 
that he may the more freely and securely attend to his defence in the appeal 
in his own person. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to 
William de Middelton the rolls and writs of the king's Jewry, which are in 
their custody, as the king has committed to him the custody thereof during 
pleasure. 

T6 the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause Edmund, the king's 
brother, and Avelina his wife, daughter and heiress of William de Fortibus, 
late earl of Albemarle, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands of her 
inheritance, which were taken into the late king's hands upon William's 
death by reason of the minority of his heir, as it appears by proofs received 
in the king's court that Avelina is of such age that the lands of her 
inheritance ought to be restored to her, and the king has taken Edmund's 
fealty for the said lands, and has rendered them to him upon condition that 
he come before the king on his next arrival in England to do homage to 
him for them. 

The like to the sheriffs of Kent, Rutland, Lincoln, York, Buckingham, 

and Surrey. 

Feb. 7. To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

—— — release on the following mainprise Theobald de Nevill, charged with trespass 

in the king J s forest of Roteland, who is now appealed in co. Rutland by 

Robert de Ockeleye for robbery and breach of the peace, as William de 



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2273. Membrane 9 — cont. 

Orlaveston of co. Kent, William de Braibef of co. Southampton, Ralph son 
Fulk of co. Cambridge, and William de Gorham of co. Buckingham have 
mainperned before the king to have him before the said justice at the pleas 
of the Forest in that county to stand to right concerning the said trespass, 
in order that he may the more freely and securely attend to his own defence 
in that appeal in person. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the 
chancellor. 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Matilda, late the wife of Robert Walerand, tenant in chief, the 
manors of Sy[s]ton and Frompton, co. Gloucester, and the manors of 
Tadlington and Eadmundeseote, co. Worcester, to hold in tenancy, as the 
king has committed the said manors to her in tenancy during pleasure until 
he cause dower to be assigned to her from her husband's lands. 
Feb. 10. To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Emma, late tlie 
Westminster, wife of Simon de Albiniaco, tenant in chief. Given by the hand of W. de 
Merton, the chancellor. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Burgea, late the 
wife of Henry le Sorcerer, who held of the king and of the priory of 
Wenlok, then void and in the king's hands, from the lands whereof Henry 
was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee. It is provided that two 
parts of the lands that he held of the priory shall be in the king's hands 
and in the custody of the escheator until further orders, so that the, escheator 
can answer to the king for the issues thereof. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order not to 
distrain the abbot and convent of Stratford because of any debt of the king's 
Jewry concerning them, and not to exact anything from them for this reason 
until the coming of the king into England. 

Feb. 16. To Master Richard de Cliff [ord], escheator this side Trent. Order to 
Westminster, deliver to the prior and convent of the abbey of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, 
the lands that belonged to Stephen Soudan, tenant in chief of the abbey, 
which lands the escheator took into the king's hands at Stephen's death, and 
to deliver everything received therefrom, as the prior and convent have paid 
to the king's creditors at the present fair of Lynn (Leny) 500/. in which 
they made fine with the king in order to have the custody of their bouse for 
a certain time, wherefore the king granted to them whatever pertained to 
him of the custody of Stephen's lands and of the relief of Stephen's heir. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 50 marks 
in which Robert de Hilton, of co. Stafford, is indebted to the king at the 
exchequer to be levied and paid to Richard Brun, serjeant of the late king, 
as the king has granted the said debt to Richard for his long service to the 
late king, and for all debts and arrears of his stipends for all the time 
during which he was in the late king's service. 

Feb. 27. William le Gold' of Ho, imprisoned at Canterbury for the death of 
Canterbury. Geoffrey le Katier, whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of Kent 
to bail him. 

Feb. 28. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Canterbury. Walter de Langeford to have seisin of the manor of Westtiderl[eye], which 
the escheator has taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of 
Robert Waleraund, tenant in chief, if Walter restore the manor of Little 
Winterburn to the escheator, to be kept for the king's use until Robert's 
heir come of age, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Robert held the manor of Westtiderlfeye] for life of the demise of 
Walter in exchange for the manor of Little Winterburn, which Robert 
demised to Walter under that form for the same term. 



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March 5. 
Westminster. 



March 12. 
The New 
Temple, 
London. 



March 17. 

The New 
Temple, 
London. 



March 23. 



April 1. 

The New 
Temple. 

April 4. 

St. Paul's, 

London. 



Membrane 9 — cont. 

Thomas Spademan, imprisoned at Oxford for the death of William Wyn, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters of the king to the sheriff of Oxford to 
bail him. 

Richard le Char pen ter of Bromham, imprisoned at Bedford for the death 
of Ralph son of Ralph the chaplain of Bromham, has letters of the king to 
the sheriff of Bedford to bail him. 

John Curteys, imprisoned in the Tower of London for divers trespasses 
and robberies on the sea, has letters of the king to John de Nevill, constable 
of the Tower, to bail him. 

Walter de Farenhulle, Walter le Fevere, Walter le Sauser, Thomas Ade, 
John son of Walter de Farenhull, Thomas le Marescall, W T illiam le flz le 
Vicarie, William Soneth, Savaric Aze, John de Toderdehull, Michael de 
Rossemer, John Dommock, John Cure, Adam Besraare, Robert Cukeman, 
Thomas Cure, Richard Hervy, William Dommock, John le Mourner and 
John le fiz le Vicarie, imprisoned at Salisbury for the death of Robert de Lucy 
wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Wilts to bail them. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release Peter 
de Nevill, imprisoned in the Flete prison for debts due from him to the 
king at the exchequer, until the quinzaine of Easter next, upon his finding 
them mainpernors to answer to the king in the exchequer for the said 
debts at the quinzaine aforesaid. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the 
chancellor. This letter is duplicated. 

To Master Richard de Cliff[ord], escheator this side Trent, or to his 
sub-escheator in co. Hereford. Order to receive the castle of Kilpek from 
Alan de Plogenet, and to keep it safely in the king's name, provided that 
no earl, baron or knight shall enter it, whereby it might be occupied from, 
the escheator's hands, as the king learns that Alan detains the castle, not 
allowing the escheator to enter therein, as is customary, after the death 
of Robert Waleraund, who died seised thereof, and on Thursday after St. 
Gregory Alan came to London and rendered the castle to the king, to 
remain in his hands to be kept by the escheator or other on the king's 
behalf, so that it may not come into the hands of another, whereby danger 
or the eloignment of Alan's right might happen to him. For the security 
of the custody and for the defence of the castle, the king wills that the 
escheator shall retain Alan's men there, so that they may remain therein and 
intend the custody of the castle with the escheator in the king's name, and 
not in Alan's. The escheator is to commit the foreign lands belonging to 
the castle to some faithful man, for whom he will answer, so that no 
destruction or deterioration of the woods or fishponds, or any thing belonging 
thereto, may be made until the king have caused right to be done to Alan 
thereupon. 

By the archbishop o£ York, the earls of Cornwall and Gloucester, and 
Thomas de Clare being previously present. 

William de la Dene, Matthew Crust, Roger le Bedell, William Halfreinsch, 
Robert Wiant, Alexander Hareng, Henry le Shorn, Nicholas de Snodilond, 
Turgisius de Hertfeld, Robert de Pole, and Richard Galyot, imprisoned at 
Canterbury for the death of Geoffrey le Catiller, whereof they are appealed, 
have letters of the king to the sheriff of Kent to bail them, 

Richard de Holte, imprisoned at Oxford for the death of Thomas de 
Bereford, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Berks to 
bail him. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause Lumbard de Krikelade, the 
king's Jew of Oxford, to be released from prison, upon his finding main- 
prise, according to the custom of the king's Jewry, to come before the 
justice^ for the custody of the Jews in fifteen days from Easter to satisfy 



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April 11. 

St. Paul's, 

London. 



1273, Membrane 9 — cont. 

the king for 50 marks specified below, Unless he shall show there that not 
he but another ought to be charged with that sum, and to cause all his 
goods, which were taken into the king's hands for thte cause, to be reserved 
in the meantime without diminution or damage, as it has been shown to 
the king, ou behalf of the said Lumbard, that whereas Lumbard, a, Jew of 
Bristol, was amerced before the late king's justices for the custody of the 
Jews in 50 marks for a trespass of the Jate king's exchange, and Lumbard 
the Jew of Oxford has not been challenged for this trespass or charged 
with the said money, but the sheriff exacts the 50 marks from him, and has 
taken all his goods into the king's hands, and detains him in Oxford prison. 

He gives 20*. to have this writ. 

William le Loverd of Adwyk, imprisoned in the king's prison at York 
for the death of Henry de la Leye, wherewith he is charged, has letters of 
the king to the sheriff of York to bail him. 

Henry Letard of Roderham, imprisoned in the king's prison at York for 
the death of William Kidewyll, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of York to bail him. 

Richard le Forester, imprisoned in the king's prison at Winchester for 
the death of Agnes Meremine, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
Sheriff of SbUthampton to bail him. 

Walter Fring, imprisoned at Winchester for the death of Walter Stak, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Southampton to bail him. 

To the constable of Marleberge castle. Order to cause Queen Eleanor, 
the king's mother, to be satisfied without delay for 5b/. yearly, which 
the late ting assigned to her for life, to be received yearly by the hands of 
the constable or bailiff of M arleberge, in part compensation for the honour of 
Richmond, as contained in his letters patent, for the constable's time, so that 
it may not behove the king to be further solicited hereupon. 

By the archbishop of York, and R. Burnel. 

The like to Thomas de Langeleye, to pay 71. yearly to the said queen 
from the ferm of Langeleye, in part compensation for the said honour. 

By the said archbishop and Robert. 

Nicholas Oky, imprisoned at Oxford for the death of Walter Aldewyn, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Oxford to bail him. 

Adam son of Henry le Felter, Adam son of Henry le Chapman of Chilton, 
William son of Emelina, John Tancard, Robert, son of William le Despenser, 
Henry le Felter, Richard le Crokere, and Adam Hervest, imprisoned at 
Oxford for the death of John son of Richard le Wodeward, wherewith 
they are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of Oxford to bail them. 

April 18. To the mayor and bailiffs of London. Order to receive Thomas de 
Westminster. Clare in the king's place to aid and counsel them concerning the defence 
and custody of the city, if they need aid and counsel, and to assist him faith- 
fully and diligently in what shall seem expedient for the premises, so 
conducting themselves that the king may praise their fidelity and devotion 
in this respect, as the king, for certain reasons, lately ordered them to provide 
witn such diligence for the custody of the city that no one may enter it 
or be received therein in these times with horses and arms, or others who 
are in any way suspect. 

Membrane 8. 

April 18. To the prior of Berne well. Whereas the late king ordained by his 
Westminster, council that two parts of the 20/. yearly in which the prior was indebted 
to the said king for the fetfm of the manor of Cestreton, which 201. the late 
king granted to William de Hastericot until he should provide him with 201. 
of land, should be received by Isabella, late the wife of William, by the 
hands of the prior until Williams heir catne of age, fot ihe maintenance of 



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April 20. 
Westminster. 



April 25. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 8—-cont. 

the heir, as contained in the said king's letters patent ; the king orders the 
prior to pay to Isabella, in addition to the third part thereof that she 
receives as dower, the other two parts for the maintenance of the heir, until 
the king shall otherwise ordain after his coming into England. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the prior of St. 
Andrew's, Northampton, to be acquitted of 131. 6s. 8dL, in which the sub- 
prior and convent made fine with the late king to have the custody of the 
said house in time of voidance, as the prior paid the said sum into the ward- 
robe of the late king to Peter de Wintonia, then keeper of the wardrobe, 
on Thursday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, at West- 
minster, in the 54th year of the late king's reign, unless the prior have 
previously received quittance thereof by another writ of the late king. 

Hugh de Thorny of Killum, imprisoned at York for the death of Roger 
son of Hugh de Westhibi, wherewith he is appealed, has letters to the 
sheriff of York to bail him. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. It has been shown to the king on behalf of 
William de Stowe and his co-executors of the will of Nicholas Prat that 
whereas Nicholas neither abjured the kingdom nor was outlawed or hanged 
for felony, and did not forfeit his chattels, the sheriff, because Nicholas, when 
he was sick unto death, suffering from madness, wounded himself with his 
knife, so that he afterwards died thereof, wherefore he ougnt not to lose 
(admittere) his chattels by the consideration of the king's court, and the 
chattels cannot or ought not to belong to the king according to the law of the 
realm, distrains the executors to render the chattels to him, asserting that 
they ought to belong to the king as forfeited for the aforesaid reason ; the 
king, because such things usually happen to madmen in their illnesses, and they 
have not undergone the judgment of the king's court or the court of another 
therefor, and these things ought not and are not wont to be reputed felony, 
orders the sheriff, if this be so and if it appear commonly by a jury (patriam), 
and there be no other suspicion thereof, to desist from the said distraint, and 
to deliver to the executors what is theirs in this respect, permitting them 
to execute the will without hindrance. [Ryley, Placita Parliamentarian 
p. 434.] 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the township of 
Walingford to have quittance of 100*., in which the township made fine 
with the late king to have a charter concerning certain liberties, unless they 
have previously received quittance thereof by writ of the late king, as 
Alexander le Vineter paid this sum into the late king's wardrobe at 
Wodestok to Peter de Wintonia, then keeper of the wardrobe, on 
Wednesday after St. Botolph, in the 52nd year of the said king's reign. 

Warin son of Walter le Charpenter of Orewell, imprisoned at Cambridge 
for the death of Boger Hayle of Herdewik and Roesia de Essexa, wherewith 
he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Cambridge to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay to 
Nicholas le Chaundeler, William de Lyming, Luke le Naper, Richard le 
Norreys, and Thomas de Oxon[ia], each of whom takes l\d. a day for 
life, by the hands of the sheriff of Gloucester for the time being, of 
the king's established alms, the arrears of the said alms from the day 
of the burial of the late king until Easter following, and to pay it thence- 
forth until the return of the king to England. 

To the same. Like order to pay the arrears of the following alms to 
Roger de Stanleye and Alan de Lindes[eia], each of whom receives 1 \d. a 
day by the hands of the sheriff of Gloucester for the time being, of the 
said alms, and to Edith, late the wife of Walter Scot, who receives Id. a day 
by the hands of the sheriff, of the said alms, and to Philip le Treur, who 
receives lc?. a day, by the hands of the sheriff of Worcester, of the same alms. 



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1273. 



April 28. 

April 29. 
Westminster. 



April 28. 
Westminster. 



May 4. 
Westmingter. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to release on mainprise Thomas son of 
William de Abbetoft, imprisoned at Gildeford for trespasses made in the time 
of the late king, whereof Permannus son of John, then approver of the late 
king, detained in the same prison, appealed him, upon his finding twelve 
mainpernors to have him before those whom the king shall appoint his next 
justices of gaol delivery to stand to right thereupon. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk (sic). Order to desist from exacting certain 
sums for pontage and fines from the men of the manor and soke of Dunham, 
who hold of ancient demesne, and to permit them to be quit of murder-fine, 
pontage and fines, as they were wont to be in times past, as it has been 
shown to the king by William de Valencia], his uncle, that the said men, 
who hold of ancient demesne, ought to be quit of giving murder-fine 
pontage and all fines with the community of co. Nottingham, and have 
hitherto been wont to be quit, but the sheriff unjustly exacts certain sums 
for such pontage fines from them, to the damage of the said William and 
his men. 

Mary de Valoignes, imprisoned at Canterbury for the death of Geoffrey 
ie Katiere, wherewith she is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Kent to 
bail her. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John de Watevill, as it is testified before the king that 
John cannot sufficiently execute the office. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a verderer to be elected 
for Salcey (Salseto) in place of William Hay of Quenton, deceased. 

To Master Richard de Cliff [ord], escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver the manor of Derham to Ralph Russell, together with everything 
received therefrom from the time of its being taken into the king's hands, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Ralph gave 
his said manor to Robert WaJeraund with Matilda his daughter, whom 
Robert married, to hold to Robert and the heirs of their bodies, with 
reversion to Ralph in default of such heirs, and that Robert died without 
an heir of his body, wherefore the manor ought to revert to Ralph. 

To the sub-escheator in cos. Stafford and Salop. Order to take the 
castle of Certeleye into the king's hands, and to keep it safely until further 
orders, as it has been provided by the king's faithful subjects supplying his 
place in England that the said castle shall be taken into the king's hands 
and kept by reason of certain persons who claim right therein. 

To the escheator. Order to cause Matilda, late the wife of Robert 
Waleraund, tenant in chief, to have again seisin of the manors of 
Lugwardyn, Wynfred, Speresholt, and Hurst, together with the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Matilda was enfeoffed of the said manors jointly with Robert. 

To Edmund de Caldecote, keeper of thfe town of Dunwich. Order to 
deliver on bail Augustine son of John, Richard and Peter, his brothers, 
Robert son of John, and Michael his brother, and John Arnald, lately 
indicted before Thomas de Clare for divers trespasses made by them in 
Dunwich, and detained on this account, upon their finding security, to wit 
twelve approved men of cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, who shall mainpern to 
have them before the king or his subjects supplying his place in England 
when ordered, and that they shall not enter Dunwich before the king's 
arrival in England. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the prior of Berdene to 
be acquitted of 40/., in which he was amerced before the justices last in 
eyre in co. Essex for default, as the king learns upon trustworthy 
testimony that he was amerced by deceit (surrepcionem) of the court 



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J 2 73. Membrane 8 — cont. 

because the priory was then void, and the king has remitted to him the said 
40*. 

To Geoffrey de Nevill, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
deliver to Queen Eleanor ten oaks fit for timber in the king's forest of 
Shirewod, of the king's gift, in order to repair therewith her houses of 
Langbynyton. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge and the coroners of that county. Order to 
desist from the distraint made upon the executors of the will of Nicholas 
Prat for Nicholas's chattels, and to deliver to them what is theirs in this 
respect [as at page 11 aboveX 

May 10. To the sheriff of Suffolk. Whereas Philip de Boclaund of co. Hertford, ^ 

Westminster. Richard de Deneys, "Richard de Eye, William son of John and Walter de 
Cureun of co. Suffolk, Ralph de Ingworth, Thomas de Noketon, Geoffrey 
de Middelton, Roger de Haneworth and Hugh de Cressingham of 
co. Norfolk, and Humphrey le Marescall and Walter de Basing of 
co. Middlesex have mainperned before the subjects supplying the king's 
place in England to have William de Benges, charged with the death of 
Geoffrey de Askeby, slain in the time of the late king, before the king at 
his order, or before his justices at the first assize when they shall come to 
those parts, to stand to right if any one wish to speak against him 
concerning the death, the king orders the sheriff to cause William to have 
the king's peace meanwhile. 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Matilda, late the wife of Ralph Musard, tenant in chief, the chief 
messuage and demesnes of the manor of Seynbir[y], which belonged to 
Ralph, and which are extended at 91. , as the king has granted them to her 
to hold for her maintenance during pleasure, excepting the villeinage of 
the manor, which is extended at 13/. 16s. 6d., which the escheator is 
to retain in the king's hands. By C, 



Membrane 7. 

William son of Adam de Leuesham, imprisoned at Canterbury for the 
death of Stephen Gulafre, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Kent to bail him. 

May 20. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 

Westminster. Walingford, formerly envoy of the late king, to have the l\d. a day that 
Guy le Messager, deceased, was wont to receive in his life by the hands of 
the bailiffs of London, of the king's established alms, and to cause it to be 
thus enrolled, as the king has granted the said sum to John for life for his 
long service to the late king, to be received in the same way as Guy 
received it. 



May 22. 
Westminster. 



To Master R. de Cliff[ord], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to Alan de Plogonet the issues of the manor of Kilpek, and to certify the 
king on his arrival in England concerning the sum of money arising there- 
from, as the subjects supplying the king's place in England rendered to 
Alan that manor, which the escheator had taken into the king's hands by 
reason of the death of Robert Waleraund, tenant in chief, and granted to 
Alan all the issues thereof received in the mean time, upon condition that 
if the king wish to have the said money on his arrival in England, Alan 
shall render it to him without delay. 

Alan has like letters concerning the manor of Whateleye, co. Somerset. 
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to replevy Gerard de Hedon and 
William de Covehal, if they are appealed as herein-after stated and are not 



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1273. Membrane 7~cont. 

appealed of the deed, upon their finding security by mainprise to stand to 
right thereupon before the first justices of assize who shall come into those 
parts, or otherwise at the king's order, as Agnes, late the wife of Robert 
Cnout, appeals in that county Robert de Dedel[eye] of the death of her 
husband and the said Gerard and William of consenting and ordering, and 
those who are appealed of such consenting and ordering are repleviable, and 
such an appeal is not held before he who is appealed of the deed is convicted 
thereof. [Ryley, Placita, p. 433.] 

May 25. To the same. Order to cause the lands and chattels of William de 
Westminster. Everl[e] Grele and Simon his brother to be replevied to them without 
delay, as William and Simon have shown the king that whereas William 
Prigel appeals in that county John Pudel, John Noreys and John le Welse 
of the death of Nicholas Waleway, kinsman of William Prigel, and the 
said William and Simon of consenting and Ordering, and the king ordered 
the sheriff to cause the appeal to come before the justices at Westminster in 
the octaves of Trinity, and the sheriff has taken the chattels of William and 
Simon into the king's hands, although they are prepared to stand to right 
concerning the appeal in the king's court before the justices, and have 
not withdrawn themselves so that their lands and chattels ought to come to 
the king's hands or those of others for their flight, and moreover such 
appeals for consenting and ordering are not held until those who are 
appealed for the deed have been convicted, as William and Simon have 
found mainpernors, to wit Ralph de Sandwyco of co. Kent, Geoffrey de 
Fanecurt of co, Berks, William de Bandon of co. Surrey and Richard de 
Neuton of co. Wilts, to stand to right thereupon in the king's court on the 
day and in the place aforesaid. 

To the same. Order to cause the lands and chattels of William de Everle 
Grel and Simon his brother to be replevied without delay, as William and 
Simon have shown the king that whereas Laurence de Sokenesse and Agnes 
his wife appeal in that county John Pudel, John le Noreys, and John le 
Walse of robbery and breach of the peace, and the said William and Simon 
of consenting and ordering, and the king lately ordered the sheriff to cause 
the appeal to come before the justices at Westminster in the octaves of 
Holy Trinity, and the sheriff has taken the lands and chattels of William 
and Simon into the king's hands, although William and Simon are prepared 
to stand to right thereupon in the king's court before his justices, and 
have not withdrawn themselves, and although such appeals are not held 
until those who are appealed of the fact have been convicted, and WiUiam 
and Simon have found mainpernors [as in preceding order]. 

William de Everle Grele has a like writ to the sheriff of Sussex to 
replevy his lands and chattels to him by the said mainprise. 

The said William has a like writ to the sheriff of Sussex to replevy his 
lands and chattels to him by the said mainprise. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to give the barons of the port of Sand- 
wich respite until Michaelmas next for 100 marks in which they were 
lately amerced before Nicholas de Turri and his fellows, the late king's 
justices in eyre in co. Kent, for default of the common summons before the 
justices, and to cause their goods (averia) taken for that reason to be 
delivered in the meantime, as the said barons assert that they have quit- 
tance from the common summons before any justices by charters of the 
king's predecessors, and have hitherto been quit thereof, as the king, 
wishing to be certified concerning the premises, has granted them such 
respite. 

To the sheriff of Hereford and the coroners of that county. Order to 
deliver to Edith, wife of John de Oxonia, for her maintenance John's 
goods and chattels, which were taken into the king's hands by them by 



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reason of the withdrawal of John for the death of John de Witteneye, 
lately slain in the town of Hereford, and to retain in the king's hands the 
lands and rents of her inheritance until John de Oxonia shall come to 
the king's court or be outlawed for that felony by judgment of the king's 
court, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff and coroners 
that John de Oxonia held no lands except of the inheritance of Edith, 
and that his goods and chattels are appraised at 22s. 6d. only, and that 
he is not outlawed for the said death or convicted thereof by the judgment 
of the king's court, and the king wishes to shew favour to Edith at the 
instance of friends. 

Stephen de Lindeby, imprisoned at JSTotingham for a trespass made in 
the king's Hay of Lindeby, has letters to Geoffrey de Nevill (Netcull), 
justice of the forest beyond Trent, to bail him. 

June 5. To Eoger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to the men of the king's manor of Clyve seven oaks from the 
foreign woods without the king's park of Clive, in order to repair the 
sluices of the fishpond of the manor therewith. 

To the keeper of the park of Northampton. Order to deliver to Michael 

de Weston, keeper of the manor of Overton, one oak for repairing the 
houses of the manor. 

June 10. To the escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower to be assigned 
Westminster, to Robergia, late the wife of John de Turri, tenant in chief, from all the 
lands whereof John died seised as of fee in that bailiwick. 

June 10. Matilda, daughter of Henry de Bungeye, imprisoned at Norwich for 
Westminster, the death of William son of Geoffrey de Holkham, formerly her husband, 
wherewith she is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Suffolk to bail her. 

Ealph le Pestur of Coventre, Vincent le Pestur, Geoffrey le Pestur, and 
Henry le Clerc, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of Thomas Chatelok, 
have letters to the sheriff of Warwick to bail them. 

To the escheator this side Trent, or the sub-escheator in co. Suffolk. 
Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of Giles de Wacchesham, tenant in 
chief, the "manor of Wrtham to hold as dower, retaining in the king's 
hands in the name of custody 4/. 12s. Ifc?. of the rent of assise of the free 
tenants of the manor until the heir of Giles come of age, as the king 
assigned to Joan 19/. 6s. 2\d. in the said manor, which was extended at 
23/. 18s. 4</., as her dower of the lands that belonged to Giles, which 
were extended at 571. 18s. 7f e?., saving to him the said £L 12s. lfdf. as 
above. 

Memorandum, that Joan came into Chancery and took oath that she 
would not marry without the king's license. 

Roger Asheman of Westwik, imprisoned at Cambridge for the death 
of Henry Makehayt, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Cambridge to bail him. 

Vacated, because it follows next below, 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to release Roger Asheman of <S 

Westwik on bail upon his finding twelve mainpernors, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the sheriff that Henry Makeheyt was lately killed 
at Westwik by certain household servants {familiares) of Roger whilst 
defending themselves in the night in Roger's house against malefactors, 
who wished to kill Roger and them, and Roger is charged with his death. 

Reginald son of Ralph Tusard, imprisoned at Cambridge for the death 
of Luke son of Richard de Lyminge, wherewitji he is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Cambridge to bail him. 



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j 273, Membrane 7 — cont. 

June 17. To the constable of Windsor Castle. Order to deliver to three of the 

Westminster, king's chaplains celebrating divine service in the chapel of the castle, each 

of whom receives 50$. yearly as his stipends, the arrears of their stipends 

from the day of the late king's burial until Whitsuntide last, and from that 

feast until Michaelmas next. 

To Simon de Kraye, constable of Rochester castle. Order to cause the 
gate of that castle, which was destroyed (diruta) in the time of the late 
disturbances, to be repaired, expending up to the sum of 12/. by the view 
and testimony of lawful men. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to give the barons and bailiffs 
of Romenhale respite until Michaelmas next for 40/. in which they were 
lately amerced before Master Roger de Seyton and his fellows, then 
justices in eyre in co. Kent, for divers trespasses, by the permission of 
the king's subjects intending his affairs. 

June 18. To Roger de Cliff [ord], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, permit Master Roger de Ravelingham to have the four oaks in the forest 

of Wanberge that the late king before his death granted to him. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the lepers of St. 
Julian of St. Albans, who receive 30s. 5d. yearly from the issues of co. 
Hertford by the hands of the sheriff there of the king's established alms, 
to have the arrears of the alms from Easter last until Michaelmas next. 

Simon le Fevre of Smeth, imprisoned at Maydenstane for the death of 
Nicholas de Richefeld, wherewith he is appealed, has letters of the king 
to the sheriff of Kent to bail him. 

— To the barons of the exchequer. Order to give Simon de Kreye, 

Westminster, constable of Rochester castle, upon his paying 20 marks in part payment 
of the money wherewith he is charged at the exchequer for the issues of 
the bailiwick of the castle, to have respite for the remainder of the money 
until the king's arrival in England, by the permission of the king's lieges 
supplying his place, so that Simon may then satisfy the king therefor at 
the exchequer. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

June 24. To the sheriff* of Surrey and Sussex. Order to cause an approver in 
Westminster. Gudeford prison to be carried to BTeugate, there to be delivered to the 
keeper of the gaol, whom the king has ordered to receive him and keep 
him until further orders. 

Mandate in pursuance to the keeper of Neugate gaol. 

Like order to the same keeper to receive and keep until further orders 
Ralph le Chaumberleng, a robber, whom the king's marshal will deliver 
to him by the king's order. 

Hugh Attewatere, imprisoned at Stafford for the death of Richard son 
of Ithel le Cu, wherewith he is appealed, has letters to bail him. 

To the barons and bailiffs of Winchelsea. John Alard has shown the 
king that whereas Andrew de Fincheham, clerk, who lately served Warner, 
vicar of St. Thomas's church of that town, and had the administration of 
his things, was charged with having abstracted certain of Warner's things, 
and was for this reason taken and imprisoned there, and that afterwards 
he was demanded as a clerk before the barons and bailiffs by the diocesan 
of the place, and was delivered to him, the barons and bailiffs, charging 
John with having received Andrew in his dwelling after the said deed, 
of which Andrew is not convicted and is not declared a public thief, 
endeavour to take John and to lead him out of the liberty of the town, 
and imprison him unjustly : as the king wills that John or the liberty 
aforesaid shall not be injured or prejudiced in this behalf, he orders the 
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right in the king's court if any will speak against him concerning this, to 
have peace in the meantime. 

June 25. To the sheriff of York. William Darel of Broddesworth has shown the 
Westminster, king that whereas the escapes of thieves ought to be adjudged before, the 
justices in eyre and not elsewhere, and the amercements thence arising 
pertain to the king and to no other in the realm, to be levied by summons 
of the exchequer for the king's use, to wit 8/. in that county for every 
such escape, the sheriff charges William and his men with the escape of 
two thieves, and distrains him to render to him 24 marks for the same, 
the king therefore orders the sheriff to accept security from William and 
his men for rendering to the king the money pertaining to him for such 
escape, if the escape in this respect shall be adjudged against them by the 
justices, and to supersede the demand made upon them for the said cause, 
until it be ascertained by the office of the king's justices aforesaid whether 
William and his men are held to answer to the king for such an escape 
or not. 

June 24. To the barons and bailiffs of the port of Winchelsea. Warner, vicar of St. 

Westminster. Thomas's church, Winchelsea, has shown the king that whereas Andrew de 
Fincheham, clerk, who lately served him and had the administration of his 
goods, was charged with having abstracted some of his things, and was 
therefore taken and imprisoned, and was afterwards delivered as a clerk to 
the diocesan of the place, the barons and bailiffs, charging Warner with 
having received Andrew in his dwelling with the goods aforesaid after the 
deed, of which Andrew is not yet convicted and he is not said to be a public 
thief, have ejected Warner and his men from their houses in the town, and 
have caused the doors of the houses to be closed and their goods and those 
of the said church to be enclosed in them, and unjustly detain them so : as 
Warner or any other ought not to be compelled to make prosecution 
unwillingly for things abstracted from them, and as the king wills that they 
shall not be injured concerning the premises, he orders the barons and 
bailiffs to accept security from Warner to stand to right in the king's court 
according to the custom and liberty of the town, and as he ought accord- 
ing to the requirements of his estate, if any one wish to speak against him 
thereupon, and to cause his houses and goods and those of the church shut 
up in his houses to be delivered to him, and to permit him to have peace 
in the meantime by the security aforesaid. [Prynne, Records, iii. 127 ; 
Eyley, Placita, p. 433.] 



Membrane 6. 

June 27. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to deliver to Geoffrey Norman and his 

Westminster, fellow, chaplains ministering in the chapel of Kochester castle, each of whom 

receives 50s. yearly for his stipends, the arrears of their stipends from Hilary 

last until St. John the Baptist next, and to pay them their stipends 

thereafter until Michaelmas following. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until the king's 
arrival, by permission of the king's subjects supplying his place, the demand 
upon Alan de Plogenet, sometime constable of the castle of Corf, fur 60/., 
as he says that he expended this sum in the custody of the castle by 
the king's order. 

To Edmund, the king's brother. Order to cause the castle of Certel[e] 
to be delivered without delay to the sheriff of Salop and Stafford, as it was 
lately provided, for the conservation of the peace and that dissension might 
not arise between the magnates, and it was agreed by Edmund before W. 
archbishop of York and other subjects, intending the king's affairs, that the 
said castle, the custody whereof Edmund had committed to Roger 
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1273. 



June 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 6~-cont. 

Lestrange (Extraneo), should be taken into the king's hands and kept safely 
until the king or the said subjects should otherwise ordain concerning the 
custody thereof, and certain persons justifying (advocantes) themselves by 
Edmund, detain the castle against the said provision and grant, felling, 
selling, and wasting the wood pertaining to the castle and manor, at which 
the king is much astonished and moved. As it seems to be inexpedient to 
the aforesaid faithful that the custody of the castle should not be recalled 
into the king's hands, the king has ordered the said sheriff, if the castle be 
detained against the king's order, to take it into the king's hands, taking 
with him the posse comitatus, if necessary, and to keep it safely in form 
aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Order to go in person to the 
aforesaid castle, the manor and woods, and to take them into the kings 
hands, and keep them safely until otherwise ordered, so that he may answer 
therefor to the king at his order, taking with him, if necessary, the whole 
posse comitatus for this purpose. He is enjoined to act vigorously and 
diligently in executing this order, so that the king may commend his prudence, 
fidelity and diligence. Lest harm may arise through his default in this 
behalf, the king has ordered Eoger de Mortuo Mari to aid the sheriff, if 
necessary, with all his power in executing the aforesaid things, as the sheriff 
shall let him know on the king's behalf. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to deliver to G-eoffrey, the chaplain 
celebrating divine service in the chapel of Northampton castle, who receives 
50s. yearly for his stipends, the arrears of his stipends from the day of the 
late king's burial until Midsummer, and from that feast until Michaelmas 
next. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to cause the 10L that the late king 
gave to Master Nicholas de Curteney, his clerk, to be received from the 
estreats of Master Richard de Stanes, justice to hold pleas before the late 
king, whereof Richard sends his estreats up to the said sum to the sheriff 
under his seal, to be levied without delay and paid to Richard (sic). 

To the bishop of Meath, treasurer of Ireland. Order to respite 
until St. Hilary next, unless the king shall otherwise ordain by his 
council, the demand for 400/. on David, archbishop of Cashel, by reason 
of certain goods and chattels of Reginald le Macotere, usurer, which 
came to the archbishop's hands and which pertain to the king, and also 
the demand for usury (usurar 9 ) of Reginald's debts. [Prynne, Records, 
iii. 128.] 

Stephen le Gardiner, William son of Henry del Brok, Richard Harding, 
Robert Sauvage and Hugh Rudale, imprisoned at Northampton for the 
death of Cicely Nitinghale, whereof they are appealed, have letters to the 
sheriff of Northampton to bail them. 

To the constable of Windesore[e] castle. Order to deliver to John le Con- 
vers, formerly sergeant of the late king, who receives 6d. daily from the 
issues of the manors of Rraye, Windesor[e] and Kenynton, that sum daily 
from Whitsuntide last until Michaelmas following. By R. Burnel. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order 
to respite until the king's arrival in England, by permission of the king's 
subjects, the demand on William de Marisco for 70 marks, in which he 
is bound to the king at the exchequer, and to deliver William's goods, 
which were taken for that cause, to him in the meantime. 



July 4. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner 

Westminster, county to be elected in the place of John del Dore, deceased. 



for that 



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William de Burne and William Wymund, imprisoned at Abbendon for 
the death o£ Thomas Thursteyn, wherewith they are charged, have letters 
to the sheriff of Berks to bail them. 

To Stephen de Penecestr[ia], constable of Dover castle and warden of the 
Cinque Ports. Order to provide sufficient ships and galleys against the 
kingf s arrival in England, as he shall see fit for the king's use, and to 
cause the better and more faithful friends of the king in those ports to be 
warned secretly to prepare themselves cautiously and without tumult to 
meet the king on his arrival. The constable is enjoined to execute this order 
so diligently and circumspectly as to merit the king's praise. [Feeder a.~\ 

- ■ To Boger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

deliver to the keeper of the king's manor of Clyve ten oaks to repair 

therewith the fishpond of that manor. 

To Geoffrey de Picheford, constable of Windsor castle. Order to 
deliver to Geoffrey le Squeler, the king's serjeant of the castle, who 
receives 4JJ. a day for his wages, the arrears of his wages from the day of 
the late king's burial until Whitsuntide next following, and from that feast 
until the arrival of the king in England. 

To John son of Nigell, keeper of the king's forest between the bridges 
of Oxford and Stanford. Order to deliver to the sheriff of Bedford nine 
oaks fit for timber, which are in arrear, as the king learns from the 
sheriff, of the twenty-six oaks that the late king by divers writs ordered 
John to deliver to the sheriff in the woods of his bailiwick for repairing 
the king's houses of Brehull therewith. 

July 9. To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, Order to call to him some of the 

Westminster, better and more faithful of the king's subjects in those counties, when 
necessary, to aid him in executing those things that pertain to the conser- 
vation of the peace in those counties, enjoining them to assist him, informing 
the king of any who contemn assisting him, so that the king may know 
against whom he ought to proceed as trespassers of the faith due to him, as 
he understands that certain men of those counties contemn coming to the 
sheriff and assisting him in these matters, and certain others do not permit 
themselves to be distrained by the sheriff in the execution of the king's 
orders, both of judgments rendered in his court and of summonses of the 
exchequer. 

July 10. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until the quinzaine 
Westminster, of Michaelmas next, by permission of the king's subjects supplying his place 
in England, the demand on the barons of Eaversham for amercements 
made before justices and for the chattels of fugitives and of condemned 
persons, and for murder-fine (murdrum), whereof they claim to have 
quittance by charters of the king's predecessors, and have hitherto used 
such quittance, as they say. 

Thomas le Clerc of Middelton, imprisoned at Oxford for the death of an 

unknown man, wherewith he is charged, has letters of the king to the 

sheriff of Oxford to bail him. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to deliver William Scot, John Pygun, 
Patrick son of the smith (fabri), Geoffrey le Senescall, Claricius Polike, 
Adam le Neuman and William Chorfin, imprisoned at Maydenstan for the 
death of Theobald de la Sere, slain in the time of the late king, if they be 
imprisoned at the suit of the late king's peace, and not by appeal or at the 
suit of another, in bail to six lawful men of that county who shall mainpern 
them until the king's arrival in England, to be then restored to prison to 
await his pleasure there. 

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1273. 



July 15. 
Westminster. 



July 16. 
Westminster. 



July 16. 

Westminster . 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

Robert de Hadham, imprisoned at Gudeford for the death of Robert le 
Provost of Wollaventon, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Sussex to bail him. 

To John de Pageham. Order to restore to John de Vynun, son and 
heir of Hugh de Yynun, tenant in chief of the late king, the manor of 
Norton, which belonged to Hugh, as John de Vynun has proved his 
age in the king's court before the subjects supplying his place, and the king 
has taken his fealty for that manor, which is in John de Pageham's custody 
by the grant of Richard de Ewell, to whom the late king granted the 
custody thereof to hold until Hugh's heir should come of age, and the king 
has rendered the manor to John saving his right and the right of others, 
upon condition that he shall come to the king on his arrival in England to 
do to the king what is just therefor. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to respite the demand on William 
de Fednes for his relief, by the permission of the subjects supplying the 
king's place, until the king's arrival in England. 

To the same. Order to acquit the dean and chapter of Salisbury of 
3,000 marks paid by them by the late king's order to Richard, sometime king 
of Almain, the king's uncle, in which sum they made fine with the late king 
to have the custody of the bishopric of Salisbury, then void by the death of 
Walter, the late bishop, and for the issues and profits of the bishopric 
during the voidance, which sum the late king owed to Richard for a loan 
made to him by Richard for the expedition of his most urgent affairs. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause the defects of Notingham 
castle both in the bailey of the castle and elsewhere, which the king learns 
may easily be amended, to be repaired, and to cause the king's weirs and 
mills there to be repaired where necessary. 

To the justiciary and treasurer of Ireland. Order to deliver to Henry de 
Gorham the corn for the present autumn sown in the land of Chapelizod 
(Capella Isold?), upon his finding security to render to the king at the 
exchequer at Christmas next the money at which the corn was appraised, 
as the king, in consideration of the damages sustained by Henry by reason 
of the ferms of the said land and his corn there, which the justiciary and 
treasurer lately took into the king's hands after the king had demised that 
land to Henry at feriu, has granted to Henry the corn sown therein for 
this autumn at the same appraisement and extent of acres by which the 
justiciary and treasurer took it for the king's use at the said time. 

To the bishop of Meath, treasurer of Dublin. Order to cause [friar 
Walter de Kilkenny, of the order of the friars preachers, to be satisfied for 
16 marks, as James de Alditheleye, sometime justiciary of Ireland, is in- 
debted to Simon, bishop of Kildare (Daren*) , in 16 marks for four tuns 
of wine that James took from Simon for his expenses in the king's 
service, and Simon assigned that money to Walter, if they ascertain 
that James be indebted as aforesaid, and that the wine was expended in the 
king's service. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to deliver Thomas fiz le Provost, 
Robert le Jeven, Simon de la Grein, John de Blakewell, William le Jeven, 
Simon le Burgeys, William le Caretter, John le Clerc, Henry atte Burn, 
John le Chaucer, and Thomas de Makeresgate from prison without 
delay, as John son of Adam de Burmenton was lately killed by certain 
felons at Burmenton, and the sheriff has imprisoned the aforesaid men 
at Warwick charging them with having been able to arrest and take the 
said felons if they had wished, upon each of them finding twelve lawful 
men of that county who shall mainpern to have been before the justices at 
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charge if anyone shall wish to speak against them, as the cognizance 
of thi3 matter pertains rather to the office of the justices than to that 
of the sheriff. [Ryley, JPlacita, p. 432.] 

Semannus de Bosco, imprisoned at Ipswich for the death of William de 
Oxehall, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Suffolk to 
bail him. 

July 18. Robert Bonvallet, imprisoned at Worcester for the death of Henry de 
Westminster. Balleye, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Worcester to 
bail him. 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause Thomas de Belvero and Joan his wife, eldest daughter and co-heiress 
of Robert de Barevill, and Ralph de Hotot and Lucy his wife, younger 
daughter and co-heiress of the said Ralph (sic), to have seisin of all the 
lands whereof Robert at his death was seised in his demesne as of fee in 
that bailiwick, as the king has taken the fealty of Thomas and Ralph for 
all the lands that Robert at his death held of the king in chief, and has 
rendered the land to them upon condition that they come to the king at his 
arrival in England to do their homages therefor; saving to the king all 
the things that pertain to him for the whole time during which Joan 
and Lucy were under age and in his wardship, so that the escheator may 
answer therefor to the king for his time and other escheator s for their 
time. 

July 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 

Westminster, account of the treasurers of the New Temple, London, and of the hospital 
of Clerkenwell and of (Hies de Audenard, receivers of the twentieth granted 
to the late king, for all the receipts and payments of the twentieth. As 
the late king granted the whole of the twentieth in aid of the king's 
pilgrimage to the Holy Land, whereby divers payments, costs, and expenses 
were made from the twentieth by W. archbishop of York, R. de Mortuo 
Mari and R. Burnell, supplying the king's place in England, the king 
orders the treasurer and barons to allow to the said receivers in their 
account all such payments, etc. made by them from the twentieth by the 
king's order and by the letters of the said men supplying his place. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 
allowance to be made to Martin de Dunstall, sometime the king's bailiff of 
the new aid in Ireland, in his account at the exchequer for his reasonable 
expenses in the king's service when he was bailiff there, as such expenses 
ought reasonably and of right to be allowed. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to deliver to four chaplains of the king 
celebrating divine service in the castle of Old Sarum for the late king's 
soul, each of whom receives 60s. yearly for his stipends, the arrears of their 
wages from the day of the late king's burial until Midsummer, and from 
then until Michaelmas following. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of John Quernel, deceased. 



Membrane 6. — Schedule 1. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to have 20 marks at the exchequer at West- 
minster on the morrow of St. Laurence of the king's debts that come to him 
in the king's summons, and not to omit to do this as he wishes to avoid the 
king's indignation, because the king owes divers merchants great sums of 
money for his heavy expenses in parts beyond sea, for which sums he 
wishes them to be satisfied before the octaves of St. Laurence without further 
delay. 



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1273. Membrane 6 --Schedule 2. 

Debts to be levied for the king's use before St. Laurence. 

[The sheriff of] Kent, 20 marks. 

The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, 30 marks. 

The sheriff of Southampton, 30 marks. 

The sheriff of Wilts, 40 marks, on the morrow of St. Margaret. 

The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, 100 marks. 

The sheriff of Devon, 50 marks, on the morrow of St. Margaret, 

The sheriff of Gloucester, 40 marks, on the same day. 

The sheriff of Hereford, 20 marks. 

The sheriff of Warwick and Ijeicester, 100 marks. 

The sheriff of Northampton, $0 marks. 

The sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, 30 marks. 

The sheriff of Lincoln, 100 marks. 

The sheriff of York, 100 marks. 

The sheriff of Northumberland, 50 marks. 

The sheriff of Cumberland, 20 marks. 

The sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, 40 marks. 

The sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, 100/. 

The sheriff of Middlesex and Hertford, 60 marks. 

The sheriff of Oxford and Berks, 30 marks. 

The sheriff of Bedford and Buckie gham, nothing, because he is sitting 

upon the account. 
The sheriff of Salop and Stafford, nothing, because he sent 100/. 

Membrane 6.- — Schedule 3. 

July 13, To the bailiffs of Odyham. Order to permit the men of the town of 
Westminster. Schyrefeld, which is a member of the king's demesne manor of Odyham, to 
have peace until the arrival of the king in England for the demand for 20*. 
yearly, so that the king may then cause to be provided what is just, as the 
men latejy made a fine with the bailiffs in 20s. yearly to be paid as 
increment of the ferm of the manor, on condition that the bailiffs should 
cause them to be treated (deduct) by the ancient and due customs, whereby 
their ancestors, when they were in the hands of the king's predecessors, were 
wont to be justiced, and they have not hitherto been relieved by the bailiffs 
or by the king's court of the grievances inflicted upon them by undue 
extortions. 

Membrane 5. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton. Order to respite until the 
king's arrival in England, by the permission of his subjects supplying his 
place in England, the exaction made by them on Edmund Cudel and John 
de Sere, barons of Sandwich and of La Bye, for the right prise due to the 
king on wines coming into England, whereof they and the other barons of 
the Cinque Ports claim to have quittance from time out of mind, and in the 
meantime to deliver to Edmund and John their goods arrested for this 
cause. 

July 20. To the bailiffs of Southampton. Order to cause the goods of John Sarre, 
Southampton, merchant of Dertemuth, and of Edmund de Sandwico, merchant of Ireland, 
to be delivered to them without delay, upon their finding security for ren- 
dering to the king his right prise on their wines if it be due to him, as the 
king learns from the takers of his wines that John and Edmund, who arrived 
at Southampton with certain ships laden with wine, feign to be of the 
liberty of the Cinque Ports, and therefore refuse to render to the king his 
right prise on the wines in that town. 
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To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to the 
master of the hospital of St. Giles, London, who receives 60s. yearly at the 
exchequer of the king's appointed alms, the arrears of that sum, and also the 
arrears until Midsummer last of 20s. yearly that they (sic) receive by the 
hands of the sheriff of Surrey for the time being of the king's alms aforesaid. 
Given by R. Burnell. 

July 24. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Whereas Robert de Colevill of co. 

Westminster. Middlesex, William de Colevill of co. York, William de Gernemuth of co. 
Norfolk, Stephen de Eltof t and Walter de Kirkeby of co. York and Clement 
de Stafford of co. Stafford have mainperned to have Richard le Escot of 
Southwell (SuwelV) before the king in fifteen days from Michaelmas to 
stand to right concerning the trespasses charged upon him in the king's 
court, the king therefore orders the sheriff to permit him to have peace in 
the meantime. 

July 24. To the barons of the exchequer. Whereas the heirs and lands of Nicholas 

Westminster, de Crioill, tenant in chief of the late king, and of William de Heringaud, 
tenant of the archbishopric of Canterbury, parceners of the inheritance of 
William de Eyneford, are minors and in the king's wardship, and Nicholas 
and William and their ancestors, tenants by a heavy fee-farm of the manor 
and hundred of Wrotham, which are of their inheritance, and their 
men of that manor and hundred ought and were wont to make at their peril 
executions of judgments of thieves convicted in that manor and hundred 
before any justices, buying ropes and cords and hanging such thieves and 
homicides, so that if any of these thieves escaped after judgment was ren- 
dered, they are bound to answer therefor and to stand to right ; and whereas 
they were accustomed to receive and have, under colour of such liberty and 
heavy ferm, all the goods and chattels of condemned thieves and of fugitives, 
and year, day and waste of lands of such men hanged and convicted, and 
also all the amercements of all the men of the manor and hundred, both 
before Henry de Bathon[ia] and his fellows, formerly justices in eyre in co. 
Kent, and before Nicholas de Turri and his fellows, then justices in eyre in 
that county, and before other justices whatsoever, amerced for whatsoever 
cause, and to levy such amercements for their own use, and William Bardolf , 
at the time when William de Eyneford [was] in his custody, was wont to 
have and receive such goods and chattels of the eyre of Henry de Bathonia 
and his fellows, and was wont to levy such amercements for his own use ; 
and the bailiffs of the liberty of the archbishopric now exact such chattels, 
goods and amercements, and distrain for them by reason of a summons of the 
exchequer directed to them for the levying of the king's debts within the said 
liberty for the time when the archbishopric was in the late king's hands and 
custody: the king orders the barons to cause inquisition to be made by 
knights and other free and lawful men concerning the premises at a day to 
be provided by them, and to warn R. archbishop of Canterbury, in case the 
said matter touch him or his church in any wise, so that he may then be 
before the barons to propound before them for his part what shall seem fit to 
him, and so that the king may then cause to be done what is just, respiting 
meanwhile any distraints made by summons of the exchequer for this cause. 

To Robert Aguillun, keeper of the lands that belonged to John son of 
Alan in co. Sussex. Order to cause R. archbishop of Canterbury to have 
thirteen bucks, according to the condition of the season (temporis), and in 
the same way as Boniface, late archbishop of Canterbury, was wont to 
receive such bucks in his lifetime, in accordance with the composition made 
between Boniface and the said John, tenant in chief, for twenty six bucks 
yearly in John's forest of Arundel, to be taken by John and delivered at the 
archbishop's manor of Slindon. [Prynne, Records, iii. 123.] 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver to Roger le Messeger, 
envoy of King Edmund ($ic),vrho receives Id. yearly by the hands of the sheriff 



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of Kent for the time being and \d. by the hands of the sheriffs of London of 
the king's appointed alms, the arrears of such alms from Whitsuntide last 
until St. Peter ad Yincula, and from then until the king's arrival in 
England. 

To Master Richard de Cliff[ord], escheator this side Trent. ^ Order to 
deliver to Burgia, late the wife of Henry le Forcer, tenant in chief of the 
honour of Montgomery, and mother of William, Henry's son and heir, the 
lands that Henry held of the prior of Wenlok and of the abbot of Shrewsbury 
in Lilleye and North Leye, to be kept for William's use, so that she may 
answer to William for the issues thereof when he shall come of age, and to 
retain in the king's hands until further orders the other lands whereof Henry 
died seised as of fee, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the esc heator 
that Henry held the tenements of the prior and abbot in socage, and not by 
any service whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king or 
to the prior or abbot. 

July 26, To the same. Order to deliver to Margery, late the wife of Alexander 

Westminster. Luterel, the following lands, etc. which the king has assigned to her as her 
dower ; the house roofed with stones opposite the hall of the manor that 
belonged to Alexander in Oantokeshevede, and another small house 
similarly roofed with stones, and two cowhouses and a chamber over the 
gate, with the old garden adjoining the said houses, and a small fishpond 
in the garden and another fishpond without the gate, with a small curtilage 
that John de la Pole held, and a third of the dovecot, with four perches of 
land towards the churchyard on the upper side, and with a perch and a half 
of land near the gate to be closed on the lower side; a third of 20 acres of 
land with two crofts at La Waterlete, and 45 acres of land in Hastingeston, 
and 5| acres of land in La Brombreche, and 8 acres of land in Ruggeleclive, 
and two acres of land in Wellespring, and 14 acres of land in the cullura 
of Baghealre, and 16 acres of arable land in a furlong on the upper side of 
the bridge, and 7 acres of meadow in Rudalre, and 3 acres of meadow in 
Podhangremede, and 1^ acres of pasture in Langeleie, and 9 acres of wood in 
La Knolle, and 6 acres of wood in Merswode, and 4 acres of land in 
Havekesyerde, and 160 acres of common pasture at Cantilok and 3s. 8c?. of 
yearly rent of the rent of Henry de la Cumbe, Ralph de Ponte, and the rents 
and services of the villeins of Geoffrey de Denardescumbe, John le Frere, 
Gilbert le Parker, Thomas de Wincestr[ia], Gilbert Fichet, William son of 
Mabel, John Dollinge, Margery la Vedue, John Wit, and the services of the 
fees of John Peverel, Henry Henry (sic) de la Cumbe, and Ralph de Ponte, 
with their suits, wards and reliefs when they fall in, whose lands are estimated 
at the sixteenth part of a knight's fee. 

To the same. Order to restore the manor of Clildefrome (sic) to Robert 
de Bosco, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Robert lately demised the manor to Robert Waleraund, tenant in chief, 
deceased, for life, with reversion to Robert de Bosco. 

To the same. Order to restore to Joan, late the wife of Reginald le 
Alblaster, tenant in chief, certain lands in Loveton, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Reginald held the lands of Joan's 
inheritance, and not of his own inheritance or purchase, and that the 
escheator has taken them into the king's hands solely by reason of Reginald's 
death. 

■■» ■ William Waryn of Preston, imprisoned at Gloucester for the death of 

Henry son of John de Northclive, wherewith he is charged, has letters to 

the sheriff of Gloucester to bail him. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to expend 8/. by the view and 
testimony of lawful men, in repairing the king's houses of Brehull. 



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John le Noreis, imprisoned at Cambridge (Cant') for the death of Lucy 
daughter of Richard, wherewith he is charged, has letters to bail him. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to bring Peter de Kiselingbir[y] 
an approver, and Thomas Malecak, a common robber, imprisoned at 
Northampton, to Neugate, to be delivered to the keepers of the gaol there. 
Vacated, because he did not have [the writ/] 

Aug. 1. To Robert de Insula, constable of Odyham castle. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Henry son of R. two bucks in Odyham park, of the king's gift. 

To the escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to Matilda, late the wife 
of Ralph Musard, tenant in chief, the manor of Sudinton, which belonged to 
Ralph, and which is extended at 12Z. 5s. 10^., to hold in tenancy until the king 
shall otherwise ordain concerning her dower, saving to the king the corn 
sown therein by him and the other things pertaining to him. 

William son of Fulk de Fileby, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of 
William son of Henry de Trikeby, wherewith he is charged, has letters to 
the sheriff of Norfolk to bail him. 

Aug. 2. To all the king's subjects in co. Dorset. The king learns from the corn- 

Westminster, plaint of many that many malefactors, dwelling in that county and over- 
running the county, commit robberies, homicides, and other enormities 
against his peace, which the sheriff and the said subjects are specially 
bound to preserve : it is manifest that such malefactors could not remain 
longer or be received in those parts if the sheriff and the said subjects 
acted diligently in the preservation of the peace there as they ought ; and he 
has ordered the sheriff to apply all diligence by himself and by all the posse 
of the county for the preservation of the peace and the intercepting and arrest 
of such malefactors, and to take steps that the peace of everyone shall be 
preserved : he orders the said subjects, as they wish to be free and quit of 
receiving and consenting to such malefactors, to apply such diligence against 
them and to take steps with the sheriff in such power that the perpetration 
of such things in those parts hereafter may not be attributed to their 
negligence. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Like order, enjoining him to make known to 
all the bailiffs in liberties or elsewhere and to cause to be proclaimed in all 
county [courts] that they shall apply all diligence for the keeping of the 
peace in their custodies, and to so conduct themselves that the king may not 
have to punish them in this behalf, and if any of these county [courts] or 
liberties will not behave themselves diligently in this or will not assist the 
sheriff at his order, the sheriff is to certify the king thereof without delay, 
so that the king may proceed against them as consenting to such robberies 
and homicides. 

The like to ail the sheriffs of England. 

Membrane 5. — Schedule. 

July 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 

Westminster, account of the treasurers of the New Temple, London, and of the hospital 

of Clerkenewell, and of Giles de Audenard, receiver of the twentieth 

granted to the late king [as at page 21 above]. Given by the hand of W. de 

Merton, the chancellor. 



Membrane 4. 

Aug, 6. To the sheriff of Surrey, Order to release Walter Curton, arrested by 
St. Martin's-le- the sheriff for wounding and assaulting Thomas le Ser jaunt of Suthwerk, 
Grand, London. as Philip de Bocland of co. Hereford, Robert le Sor, citizen of London, 



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1273. Membrane 4~cont. 

John de Karliol[o] and Geoffrey de Middelton of co. Norfolk have main- 
perned to have him before the king or his justices at his order to stand to 
right thereupon, in case danger arise from it. Given by the hand of 
W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Henry the fletcher 
(attilliatori) of the king's crossbows, staying in the king's castle of Glou- 
cester, who takes 5d. daily for his wages, a mark towards his wages until 
Michaelmas next* 

Aug, 6. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

St. Martin's le restore to Margery, late the wife of John le Ferrun, citizen of London, the 
Grand, London, manor of Toppingho, and all things received thence since it was taken into 
the king's hands, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that Baldwin Filliol, tenant in chief, demised the manor to John for the 
term of twenty-four years by an indenture made between them, and that 
Baldwin for John's greater security made a charter of enfeoffment thereof, 
which was delivered into neutral custody (in equali manu), under the 
condition that if the conditions and pacts in the indenture should be 
observed on Baldwin's part, the charter should be restored to him at the 
end of the term, and that [John] restored the charter and released all his 
right and claim in the manor by reason of the charter, and that Baldwin 
granted the manor to Margery for the unexpired remainder of the term in 
the indenture (tenendum ad predictum terminum viginti et iiij. annorum, 
qui a retro fuerunt per cirograffum), and that John did not die seised 
thereof in his demesne as of fee, and the king has restored the manor to 
Margery, to hold in the said form, saving to the king any right that might 
pertain to him by reason of wardship or otherwise. 

Aug. 10. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver John de Sherinton 

St. Martin's-le- and William Wardeboys, imprisoned at Winchester for the death of Robert 
Grand, London. Cademan of Langerisse, slain in the time of the late king, in bail to six 
lawful men of that county who shall mainpern them until the king's arrival 
in England, to be restored to prison then, there to await the king's 
pleasure, if they be detained at the suit of the late king's peace and not by 
appeal or at the suit of another. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Henry de Pesee, who is incapacitated by infirmity. 

Aug. 11. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

St. Martin's-le- elected in place of William Folyot, who is incapacitated by paralysis and 
Grand, London. we akness. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to deliver to Geoffrey de JSTevill, 
justice of the Forest beyond Trent, 10/. for the expedition of certain special 
affairs of the king. 

Aug. 12. To Geoffrey de Nevill, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 

St. Martin's -le- take 40 bucks and 20 harts in the woods of his bailiwick without delay, for 

Grand, London. ^ ne king's use and to delivei* part of them to the sheriff of Cumberland to 

be salted and kept until further orders. The king has ordered the sheriff 

to receive them and to cause them to be salted and kept safely as aforesaid. 

Nicholas le Punder, imprisoned at York for the death of John son of 
^ Stephen de Rome, whom he killed by mischance, has letters to the sheriff of 

York to bail him. 

John son of Walter Maning, imprisoned at St. Edmunds for the death of 
John de Barewe, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Suffolk to bail him. 

To the keeper of the forest of Axishalt. Order to cause two bucks in 
his bailiwick to be taken [and delivered] to the king's children (pueris) 
staying in Wyndesore castle, for the expenses of their household. 



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The like to the following : 

John son of Nigel, keeper of the forest of Bernewod, for two bucks. 
The keeper of Cette (sic) forest, for two bucks. 
The keeper of the New Forest, for two bucks. 
The keeper of Clarendon forest, for two bucks. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to deliver Simon Chartereye, imprisoned 
at Exeter for the death of Richard son of Thomas de Luscote, slain in the 
time of the late king, in bail to six lawful men of that county who shall 
mainpern him till the king's arrival in England, to be restored to prison 
then, there to await the king's pleasure, if he be detained at the suit of the 
late king's peace and not by appeal or at the suit of another. 

Aug. 18. To Master R[ichard] de Clifford, escheator this side Trent, Order to 
St. Martin's-J e- permit Peter de la Mare to collect and gather the corn sown by him by the 
Grand, London. kj n g> s order in the lands that belonged to Robert de la Mare, his father, 
tenant in chief, and to permit him to keep it safely without diminution 
until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, as the subjects supplying the 
king's place in England have appointed that day for Peter to come before 
them to do his fealty for the said lands. Given by the hand of W. de 
Merton, the chancellor. 

Aug. 21. To the same. Order to cause Hugh de Sancta Cruce and Isabella his 

St. Martin's-le- wife, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Simon de Albiniaco, tenant in chief, 
Grand, London. to ^ave se j s i u f ^ following lands, which the king has assigned to 
Isabella, according to the partition made by the escheator of Simon's lands 
in Kaynho, upon their finding security for rendering Hugh's relief therefor 
to the king at the exchequer : the hall of Kaynho, with the porch, chamber, 
and cellar towards the east, with a bakehouse, dovecot, and a garden 
extending westwards to the ditch of the marsh, which ditch encloses the 
court, as appears by the bounds placed there, and the ditch extends to the 
well near the chamber, and a ditch extends from the well to the bridge of Bay- 
brugg, and thence a ditch near the causeway extends to a bound placed there 
by the jurors, and thence are placed bounds to the bottom (profundiiatem) of 
the old ditch, and bounds are placed in the bottom of the ditch up to a wall 
enclosing a stable, and the stable together with a door, and from the door a 
bound is situated in a line in the gable (gabuld) of the little stable, and so 
bounds are placed from the gable to the outside corner of the chamber near 
the hall towards the west, which chamber is made of stone and lime, and 
all the herbage, trees and everything contained within the said bounds, 
together with a fishpond called ' Walebek,' with ditches and trees adjoining 
the said fishpond, and a certain pigsty without the gate with a certain small 
vacant plot of land, as appears by the bounds. The king has also assigned to 
Isabella 80 acres of land and 7 acres of mowable meadow and a third part 
of an acre of meadow and a third part of a several pasture as it is divided 
by bounds and metes, and a third part of a meadow as appears by the 
bounds, and a third of two parts of two mills, and a third of the toll of 
passing carts ; and also free tenants, to wit John de Stadebrok, who 
pays 2$. yearly, the prior of Chiksaund for the sheepcot of Clophull, 6d, 9 
William le Neuman, 2s., William Spendelove, 4d. 9 Thomas de Bray, half a 
pound of pepper, and a third of half a pound of pepper ; and also of the 
villeinage, to wit John de Flete, who holds half a virgate of land, and 
William the smith (fabrum), who holds a ' cotland,' the land that was 
Baldwin's 'cotland,' Walter Cale, who holds half a * cotland,' Agnes 
Bertram, cotter, Cicely la Noble, cotter, a moiety of the whole rent and 
service of Agnes the huntress (venatricis), who holds half a ' cotland ' ; and of 
the arable land at Stapelford 16 acres of land, and a third of two parts of a 
messuage, and a third of two parts of an acre of meadow, as appears by the 
bpunds, and 5s. ltyd. to be received from "William de Arleston, and the king 
has taken the fealty of Hugh for the said lands and has rendered them to him 



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1273. Membrane 4 — cont. 

and to Isabella, on condition that Hugh come to the king on his arrival in 
England to do what ought to be done of right concerning it. 

To the same. Order to cause Hugh de Lacy and Joan his wife, younger 
daughter and co-heiress of Simon de Albiniaco, tenant in chief, to have full 
seisin of the following lands, which the king has assigned to Joan, according 
to the partition made by the escheator of the lands that belonged to Simon 
in Kaynbo, upon their finding security for paymert of relief : three barns, 
with an adjoining plot, as appears by the bounds there placed between the 
part of Christiana, Joan's sister, and that of Joan ; a part of a garden, 
being the part nearest to the part of Christiana, with a moiety of a fish- 
pond called 'Langepod,' as fully appears by the bounds placed there, and 
the garden extends in breadth to the wall enclosing the barns ; an enclosed 
garden towards the west, and the old garden, and a plot called ' Calvescrof,' 
with a pasture adjoining that plot, which plot extends to a fishpond called 
* Walebek ' and is enclosed on the south side by a ditch and on the north 
by a hedge ; and because the granges are not equal in value to the land 
of the part of the hall, and to the chambers and other houses of stone and 
lime, the king has assigned to Joan in recompense two acres of arable 
land in the croft of the chapel, which are extended at Sc?., and a plot 
called ' Emelotepittel,' extended at 15c?., and two acres of the meadow 
of Clophuli mill, which are extended at 35., price 18c?. an acre, and a 
moiety of a sheepcot without the gate nearest the north, as appears by 
the bounds. The king has also assigned to Joan 80 acres of arable land, 
6 acres of meadow, and a third of an acre of mowable meadow, as appears 
by the bounds, and a third part of a several pasture, as appears by 
the bounds, and a third of two parts of two mills, and a third of the 
toll of passing carts. The king has also assigned to Joan these free tenants : 
the master of the hospital of St. John, Bedford, who pays 3*. yearly ; 
Thomas de Bray, who pays 22c?. yearly, and a third of half a pound of 
pepper ; Roger the clerk, who gives half a pound of pepper yearly ; and 
of the villeinage : Ralph le Provost, a moat (notam) at the chapel, which 
answers for half a virgate of land ; John Brueh, who holds a ' cotland '; 
Jordan le Mouner, who holds half a * cotland '; Richard Balingor, cotter ; 
Alice Kemrae, cotter ; Hugh Baud, cotter ; Isabella Shureve, cotter, who 
pays 8 c?. ; and of the arable land of Stapelford 16 acres, and a third of 
two parts of a messuage, and a third of two parts of an acre of meadow, 
as appears by the bounds, and 5$. 5d. yearly from William de Harleston, 
and 4|c?. yearly from Andrew le Messer, and 2\d. from Alice, mother of 
the said Joan. The king has taken Hugh's fealty for the lands, and has 
rendered them to him and Joan, on condition that he come to the king on his 
arrival in England to do what ought to be done of right concerning them. 

There are assigned to Christiana, middle-born daughter and co-heiress 
of Simon, whose assignment is in the king's hand for certain causes, a 
moiety of a sheepcot without the gate nearest the south, as appears by the 
bounds ; 80 acres of arable land, 7 acres of meadow, a third of an acre of 
meadow, and a third of the several pasture as it is divided between her and 
her sisters by bounds ; a third of a meadow as divided by bounds ; a third 
of two parts of two mills and a third of the toll of passing carts • the rent 
of the following free tenants : Roger the clerk, 2s. and half a pound of 
pepper; Nicholas Russel, 12c?.; Adam de Bovelys, 12c?,; Thomas at the 
pool (adpolam), 6c?.; William Spendelove, \\d. ; Philip deKaynho, \\d. ; 
Margery la Custresse, lc?, ; Thomas de Braye, a third of half a pound of 
pepper; from the villeinage, Robert le Shireve, who holds half a virgate 
of land, Nicholas le Venur, who holds a cotland, Joseph le Horsmanger, 
who holds a cotland, Simon le Shirreve, who holds a cotland, Agnes, 
wife of Philip, who holds half a cotland, Richard Curteys, cotter, Roger 
Scurne, cotter ; a moiety of all the rent and service of Agnes the huntress* 
who holds half a cotland ; also 12 acres of arable land at Stapelford, and 



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a third of two parts of a messuage and a third of two parts of an acre of 
meadow, and 4$. of yearly rent from Aired, and 23\d. yearly from Andrew 
le Messer. 

Aug. 23. To the bailiffs of Whitsaund. Request to permit Thomas de Sancto 

St. MarturVle- Martino to bring to England two horses, which he is bringing into England 

Grand, London. \yj the king's licence, for his own use, and which they have caused to be 

arrested at Whitsand because they were not acquainted with the king's 

will in this matter. 

To Roger de Cliff[ord], justice of the Eorest this side Trent. Order to 
cause John de Burgo, the elder, to take two deer in the forest of Essex, of 
the king's gift. 

To the constable of Bristol castle. Order to cause Hugh Malvern, 
keeper of Kingeswode forest, who takes l\d. a day for his own maintenance 
and for that of three foot Serjeants keeping that forest, the arrears of the 
same, and to pay him his stipends henceforth until Michaelmas next. 

Walter Bety, imprisoned at Maydenesten for the death of Walter Smite 
of Derteford, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Kent 
to bail him. 

, Alexander Poleyn, William Prudhome and Robert Burel, imprisoned 

— — at Exeter for the death of John Brycun, wherewith they are charged, 
have letters to the sheriff of Devon to bail them. 
Auo\ 27. To the keeper of Devizes park. Order to permit the queen of Almain, 

St. Martin's-le- staying in Devizes castle, to have her desport (deductum) in that park 
Grand, London. w hen she shall have need thereof. 

To Stephen de Pencestr[ia], constable of Dover castle. Whereas 
Ralph Perot has found pledges to appear before the king, or the subjects 
supplying his place in England, in three weeks from Michaelmas to 
answer for certain trespasses charged against him, if the king or others 
wish to speak against him concerning them, the king orders the constable 
to restore to him in the meantime his manor of Coronton, which the 
constable has taken into the king's hands by reason of certain trespasses 
charged against Ralph. 

Membrane 4. — Schedule. 

Assignment to Christina, daughter and co-heiress of Simon de Albiniaco, 
of her portion of her father's inheritance [as on preceding page, omitting 
the clause concerning the retention thereof in the king's hands'] . 

Membrane 3. 

Aug. 25. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
St. Martin's-le- cause dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Reginald le Arblaster, 
Grand, London, tenant in chief, receiving security from her that she will not marry without 
the king's licence. Given by the hand of W. de Merton. 

To the same. Order to permit the said Joan and her co-executors of 
Reginald's will to have free administration of the goods touching the said 
will, taking security from them for rendering to the exchequer in fifteen days 
from Michaelmas any debts that Reginald at his death may have owed 
to the king. 

To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to desist from distraining the 
king's men of Baumburg for their ferm for two years, and to permit 
them to be quit thereof, as they have paid 34/. 13*. 4d. of the said ferm 
for two years into the treasury, as appears by the tallies made there- 
upon. 



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1273. Membrane 3~cont. 

To John Russel. Order to permit Stephen de Eddeworth, who lately 
had the custody of the manor of Clarendon with the forest and all its 
other appurtenances of the late king's commission, to have the issues and 
rents thereof until Michaelmas next, so that be may answer therefor to 
the king, as the king lately committed the manor, etc. to John during 
pleasure, and Stephen cannot fully answer for the issues thereof for the 
present year unless he receive them until Michaelmas, nor similarly for 
the rent for the same term. 

Aug. 29. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to deliver to Geoffrey de Geynvill, 
St. Martin's-le- justiciary of Ireland, two tents from the king's tents in the sheriff's custody, 
Grand, London. t0 ta k e w fth hi m to l re i an( j and keep them for the king's use, until other- 
wise ordered. 

To Gregory de Rokesle. Order to deliver to the archbishop of Rages 
{Ragen') a tun of good wine of the right prise, of the king's gift. 

To John son of John. Order to go in person to the parks and chaces 
of Dodel[eye] and Weleye to take venison by the view of John Russel 
or another approved man of those parts if John cannot intend to this, 
and to cause the venison thus taken to be salted and kept in barrels in a 
safe place in those parts until further orders, as he may see fit without 
detriment to those parts. 

To the keepers of the said parks and chaces. Order to admit John 
for the said purpose. 

Like order was afterwards sent to the escheator this side Trent. 

Sept. 1. To Master R. de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to take the 

St. Martin's-le- manors of Ivelden and Lotegershall, whereof John de Traylly died seised 

Grand, London. i n y s demesne as of fee, into the king's hands, and to keep them safely until 

further orders, as the king lately, after John's death, ordered the escheator 

to take all the lands whereof John was so seised into the king's hands, 

and the escheator has not yet taken the said manors in the king's hands. 

To Geoffrey de Nevill, justice, of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
deliver to queen Eleanor, the king's mother, six oaks in Shirewode forest, 
for the repair of the houses and mills of her manor of Benyngton. 

Sept. 2. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

St. Martin's-le- permit the executors of the will of Roger de Somery to have full and free 

Grand, London, administration of Roger's goods, to make the execution of his will therewith, 

as Nicholas de Segrave, Ralph de Crumbewell, and Stephen de Nevill have 

mainperned for them to render to the king any debts that Roger at his death 

owed to him at the quinzaine of Michaelmas next. 

To the same. Order to permit Robert de Gymynges, son and heir of 
Robert de Gymmynges, tenant in chief of the late king, to hold peacefully 
the lands belonging to him of hereditary right, as Stephen de Eddeworth, 
to whom the late king granted the custody of Robert's lands and heirs, has 
rendered the lands to the said Robert son of Robert, who is of full age, in 
the presence of the subjects supplying the king's place in England, and the 
king has taken Robert's fealty for the lands upon condition that he shall 
come to the king on his arrival in England to do his homage to him therefor. 
Given by the hand, etc. 

Sept. 6. To the justices for the custody of the Jews. Order to respite until the 

St. Martin's-le- arrival of the king ill England all the debts that Sanio Chevere owes by 
Grand, London, ^g cnar ters to Jacob de Oxon[ia], Jew of London. Given by the hand, 
etc. 

Sept. 13. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Amabilla, late the wife of Roger de Somery, tenant in chief, 
Roger's manbr of Bradefeud, which the king committed to her in tenancy 



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as of the value of 100/. of land yearly, when she was seeking her dower in 
his court. If the manor be not worth 100/. yearly, the escheator is ordered 
to assign to her what is lacking of that sum in a suitable place without the 
parks and chaces. 

Sept. 17. To the bailiffs and men of Cambridge. Order to pay to Queen Eleanor, 
Canterbury, the king's mother, to whom the king assigned that town in dower, their 

ferm and rent for the present term of Michaelmas, and thus hereafter, 

according to the king's letters patent of grant. 

The like to the bailiffs and men of Marleberbe (sic), Lutegarshale, 
Hadlegh, Porcestre, Gloucester, Fekeham, Wich, Havering, Clyve, Brikest- 
[oke], Aulton, Guldef[ord], Bath and Gillingham. 

To Roger de Mortuo Mari. Order to deliver to the said queen the 
king's stock in the castle and manor of Merleberge at a reasonable appraise- 
ment to be made thereof and by indenture with the queen's bailiff, so that 
Roger may be able to answer for the stock to the king at the exchequer, 
as the king has assigned the castle and manor to the said queen in dower. 

To. Peter de Chaumpvent. Like order regarding the castle of Gloucester, 
and to deliver to her the king's weir and a half of Gloucester, of the 
appurtenances of the castle. 

Robert de Neuby, imprisoned at York for the death of Nicholas Scot, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail him. 

The like* to the sheriff of Dorset to deliver the hundred of La Radelawe, 
pertaining to the manor of Gillingham, to the aforesaid queen. 

Vacated. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to deliver to the aforesaid queen or to 
her attorney the hundred pertaining to the manor of Gillingham, if she have 
not had seisin thereof, and if the hundred is in the sheriff's hands, as the 
king assigned to her the manor of Gillingham with the hundred. 

To* the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to restore to the monks of Muliecurt 
priory the lands and chattels of the priory, which were taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the larceny and other trespasses of Oliver, keeper 
of the priory, a clerk, whereof he was indicted before the justices, as, he 
purged his innocence before R. bishop of Norwich, according to the 
ecclesiastical manner, as the bishop has informed the king by his letters 
patent. 

The like to the sheriff of Cambridge. 
Sept. 20. To the sheriffs of Middlesex. William de Say, son and heir of William 
Canterbury, de Say, has shown the king that whereas the late king demised to 
Poncius de la More, merchant, the custody of the lands belonging to the 
said William son of William, a minor in his wardship, to hold until William 
should <jome of age, and William bought the custody from Poncius, and is 
still under age, and he will be of full age in a year from St. Edmund next, 
as appears to the king's court, the sheriffs distrain William by summons 
of the exchequer to render the debts that William's father at his death 
owed to the king (sic) at the exchequer, as if he were of full age and as 
if the goods of the deceased would not suffice for the acquittance thereof : 
as it is not usual that any men should be distrained before they come of age 
by reason of wardships pertaining to the king for their ancestors' debts, 
the king orders the sheriffs to desist in the meantime from distraining 
William for the said debts ; provided that they look to the executors of his 
father's will for the levying of the debts from the goods of the deceased so 
far as they suffice. This letter is triplicated, to wit to three sheriffs. 
[Ryley, Placita, p. 432.] 

* Belerring to the penultimate order to Peter de Chaumpvent. 



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1273. 

Sept. 6. 
Rochester. 



Oct. 2. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 3. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 3 — cont. 
Nicholas le Jofne, imprisoned at Eye for the death of Luke son of Richard 
de Lyminge, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Suffolk 
to bail him. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

To Philip cle Eye. Order to deliver the key of the treasury at West- 
minster with all the things in it to Brother Joseph, prior of the Hospital of 
St. John of Jerusalem in England, the treasurer, to be kept during 
pleasure, as pertains to the office of treasurer. 

To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to deliver William son of John de 
Dunwic[o] to twelve lawful men of that county who shall mainpern to have 
him before the king or elsewhere at his order on the morrow of St. Edward 
next, as the king lately ordered the sheriff to cause William to be arrested 
and kept until further orders for certain trespasser, and William is prepared 
to stand to right in the king's court. Given by R. JBurnel. 

To Ralph de Sanduic[o], keeper of the bishopric of London. Order to 
permit the Friars Preachers and the Friars Minors of London to carry away 
the timber in Haringeye park bought by them from H. bishop of London, 
deceased, which they caused to be felled during the bishop's life, for which 
payment was made to the said bishop. [Prynne, Records, iii. ] 27.] 

William de Warleton and Hamo de Tatersete, imprisoned at Norwich for 
the death of Thomas son of John de Ladne, whereof they are appealed, have 
letters to the sheriff of Norwich to bail them. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for the town 
of Northampton to be elected in place of John le Estreys, who has been 
elected bailiff of that town, wherefore he cannot intend the office of coroner. 

Oct. 6. To the mayor and echevins of Abbeville. Thomas de Basing', citizen of 

St. Martin's-le- London, and Henry le Escot, Thomas de Karl[iolo] and Richard de la 
G rand, London. jj ave> burgesses of Newcastle- on -Tyne, have shewn the king that whereas 
they bought 92 sacks of wool from John de Bolebrok and certain other 
merchants of Flanders, arrested by the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle by 
the late king's order by reason of a contention between bim and the 
countess of Flanders, from Nicholas de la Pole and his fellows, deputed for 
the expedition of the affairs of the merchants of the realm against the 
Flemings, for a certain sum of money, for which they satisfied Nicholas 
and his fellows, in part recompense for the damages that they sustained 
within the power of the countess, and for which the king caused letters 
patent of acquittance to be made to the said Thomas, Henry, Thomas and 
Richard, who caused the said 92 sacks to be taken to parts beyond the sea, 
together with other of their wool by the king's licence, to make their profit 
thereof, the said mayor and echevins arrested a part of the wool at 
Abbeville at the prosecution of the said John and other Flemish merchants, 
to whom it had belonged, and detain it from them : as the king caused 
the wool found and arrested within his kingdom to be sold and delivered 
to the said Thomas, Henry, Thomas and Richard as coming to him by the 
forfeiture of the Flemings, he orders and requests the mayor and echevins 
to cause the wool, if it was arrested by them for the aforesaid reason, to be 
delivered to Thomas, Henry, Thomas and Richard or their attorneys, not 
permitting them to be molested by John or other Flemings, especially as 
the count of Puntiff, their lord, has particularly requested the king to cause 
his merchants to take their wool and other goods to the port of Abbeville 
and trade there with them. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until the king's 
arrival in England, by permission of the subjects supplying the place of the 
king, the demand on Thomas Kyn of Northampton for 10/. in which he 
was amerced before the justices last in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. 
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Oct. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Thomas son 

St. Martm's-Ie- William de Dene has shown the king that whereas his father lately lent 
Urand, London. 5 ? Q00/. to the king for the expedition of his most urgent affairs, wherefore 
the king several times ordered the treasurer and barons by his letters to 
satisfy William for that money, or for part of it, whereof William in his lifetime 
or Thomas have hitherto received little or nothing, as it is said, and Thomas 
is indebted to the king in 300/. of his father's debts at the said exchequer, 
and he prays that this sum may be allowed to him in the said debts: 
the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause the rolls of the exchequer 
to be searched diligently as to what William and Thomas received of the said 
o,000Z., and how much is still in arrears, and to certify the king before 
Whitsuntide next of what they shall find, and in the meantime to release 
any distraint made upon Thomas to render the said 300/. to the king. 

To Master Richard de Cliff[ord], escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause the manor of Midhirst, which belonged to Frank {Franconis) de Bohun, 
tenant in chief, to be delivered to Nicholaa his wife, to whom the king has 
committed it, as of the value of 50/. of land, to hold in tenancy during his 
pleasure. 

To the constable of Notingham castle. Order to deliver the custody of 
the chapel of that castle, which Roger de Harewelle, clerk, deceased, had 
in his lifetime, to William de Hakkeburne, to whom the king has 
committed it until his return to England, and thenceforth at the king's 
pleasure. 

To the collectors of the new aid in the city of London. Order not to 
distrain the men of Rouen to contribute to the new aid granted to the 
king by the merchants, or to molest them for that cause, or to permit 
them to be hindered from taking their wool and other merchandise to parts 
beyond the seas, provided that they do not avow the goods of others 
(res alienas) as their own goods and merchandise, as the king, at the 
instance of Philip, king of France, has granted to the men of Rouen that they 
shall be quit of payment of the said aid throughout his realm and power, 
as appears in the king's letters patent thereupon made to them. 

The like order to the collectors of the same aid in the town of 
Southampton. 

Oct. 7. To Roger le Bigod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England. Order to 

Westminster, cause 27 sacks and a pocket of wool of Thomas de Karliolo, Henry le Scot, 
and Richard de la Have, burgesses of Newcastle-on-Tyne, to be delivered 
to them to trade therewith as shall seem expedient to them, which wool he 
caused to be arrested at Herewiz because it was said by some that the ship 
wherein it was found is the ship of a Fleming, and that Thomas, Henry 
and Richard had communicated with the Flemings against the king's 
prohibition, as the earl has informed the king by his letters ; and Thomas de 
Basing' and Luke de Batencurt, citizens of London, have mainperned for 
Thomas, Henry and Richard to answer to the king for the price of the said 
wool, appraised at 190 marks, when the king shall wish to speak thereof, if 
Thomas, Henry, and Richard be convicted by judgment of the king's court 
of the premises charged against them. 
Oct. 9. To Master John de Maydenstan, archdeacon of Oxford, collector of the 

tenth in that archdeaconry and in other archdeaconries adjoining. Order 
to deliver all the money from the tenth to Thomas de Luk' and his fellows, 
merchants of the society of the Luc' of Lucca (Luk 9 )> for the king's use, 
according to the tenor of the order of Master Reymund de Nogeriis, the 
papal nuncio, directed to him thereupon. 

To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to spend 12/. in repairing 
the houses of Shyreburn castle by the view and testimony of lawful men, 
and as he shall see fit. 
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1273. Membrane 2 — cont. 

Oct. 10. To Stephen de Pichef[ord], constable of Windes[ore] castle. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to the two chaplains ministering in the chapel of that castle, who 
receive 100,?. yearly for their stipends, their stipends from Michaelmas last 
until Michaelmas next. He is also ordered to pay to two gate-keepers of 
that castle, who take 4d. a day for their stipends, to John Ingelard, who 
takes 6d. a day, to Robert Lightefot, gate-keeper of Windes[ore] park, who 
takes 2d, day, to Master Gilbert the carpenter of that castle, who takes 6d. 
a day, and to two gardeners there, who take 5d. a day, their stipends from 
Sunday after St. Bartholomew last until Michaelmas next, and from the 
latter feast until Michaelmas following. 

To Brother Stephen de Fuleburn and William de Middelton, collectors 
and receivers of the twentieth granted to the king in aid of the Holy Land. 
Order to respite until the king's arrival in England the demand on the 
men of religion and others who are of the fee of the earl of Gloucester for the 
twentieth for their lands that are of the earl's fee, and to permit them to 
have peace therefor in the meantime ; provided that their twentieth of lands 
that are of the fee of others shall be levied for the king's use. 

Roger de Hedon and Isolda his wife, imprisoned at Norwich for the 

death of Thomas de Hill, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the 

sheriff of Norfolk to bail them. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order that the demands that they make 
— [Incomplete] . 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to respite until the king's arrival in 
England, by permission of his subjects supplying his place in England, the 
demand on the barons of Sandwich for 100 marks, in which they were 
amerced before N. de Turri and his fellows, justices sometime in eyre in 
co. Kent, for divers trespasses. 

Oct, 20. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the abbot of Seleby to 
Westminster, be acquitted of the 50 marks in which the prior and convenfc there made fine 
with the late king to have the custody of their house in the last voidance 
thereof, as the prior and convent paid that sum by the late king's order to 
Adam de Stretton, keeper of the king's (sic) works at Westminster, at the 
feast of St. Matthew, in the 54th year of the late king's reign, to make the 
said works therewith. 

Hugh son of Agnes de Riston in Holdernesse, imprisoned at York for 
the death of Alan de Pincebec, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of York to bail him. 

Oct. 18. To Master R. de CJiff[ord], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
Westminster, to Hugh de Colewrth the manors of Shelton, Chelewynton and Hameden, 
Lutegarshale and G-yvelden, whereof John de Trailli, tenant in chief, died 
seised as of fee, to be kept by Hugh in the form following, as it 
has been testified by trustworthy men before the king's subjects supplying 
his place in England that Walter, son and heir of the said John, is not of 
full age, and also that Matilda, countess of Gloucester, says that the custody 
of these manors pertains to her by reason of the minority of the said heir, 
and it is also said by some on the king's behalf that the custody of the 
manors pertains to the king, and the king, wishing to be fully informed 
concerning the premises and that the manors may be safely kept in the 
meantime, has committed them to Hugh during pleasure. 

To Robert Aguilon, keeper of the honour of Arundel. Order to deliver 
to R. archbishop of Canterbury thirteen bucks and thirteen does yearly from 
the forest of Arundel, for so long as the forest shall be in Robert's custody, 
in accordance with the composition made between Boniface, late archbishop 
of Canterbury, and John son of Alan, formerly lord of that forest, and to 
permit the archbishop in going to his manor of Slindon and returning 



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thence, to have a course in the forest once a year, according to the 
form of the said composition ; and to deliver to the archbishop the 
arrears of the said bucks and does as he ought to have them according to 
the form of the composition ; and to distrain Matilda, late the wife of John 
son of Alan, and Isabella, late the wife of John son of John son of Alan, to 
render to the keeper the bucks and does in the portion that they hold in 
dower in the forest, and the arrears of the same. 

To Bartholomew le Juvene. Order to answer for the issues of the 
manors of Luton and Weston and for the corn of the same in the barns to 
Eleanor, countess of Leicester, hereafter until further orders ; saving to 
the king 300 marks that the king caused to be paid for her to certain of 
her creditors in parts beyond sea, which sum Bartholomew is ordered 
to cause to be levied for the king's use from the said corn and from other 
first issues of these manors. 

Juliana, daughter of John Shaf, imprisoned at Winchester for the death 

of Nicholas le Forester, has letters to bail her. 

John Mile of Brokhampton, Gilbert Vurude, Henry Magot, Robert Mile, 
Richard Lyun, William Orm, Thomas Laurence, Gilbert Ravening, John 
Mace, Richard Gidel, W r illiam Stevene, Robert Cosin, John Leising', 
Nicholas Lewyn, William Lewyn, Robert Feud, William son of Robert, 
Ralph Crowe, William le Venur, John Matyn, Gilbert le Batur, Richard 
Webbe, Jordan Travail, John Oudelin, Richard Tollepayn, Robert Hente- 
love, William Quenild, John Vurude, William Wisedam, Adam le Fevere, 
and John Abbot, imprisoned at "Warwick for the death of "William de 
Hulemore, wherewith they are charged, have letters to bail them. 

Walter de Afford and Alice, late the wife of William de Afford, 
imprisoned at Chelmersford for the death of Roger de Afford, have letters to 
the sheriff of Essex to bail them. 

To Geoffrey de Geynevill, justiciary of Ireland. Order to present 
Geoffrey de Kilkenny, clerk, to the vicarage of Balisuthnan church, 
which is void, if the vicarage do not exceed the value of 10 or 12 marks 
yearly. If it exceed that value, the justiciary is ordered to present another 
fit person to it, in the king's name. 

Oct. 28. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, deliver 4£ virgates of land in Ayleston to Margery de Harecurt in name 
of wardship, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Henry le Forcer at his death held half a virgate of land in Broghton of 
the honour of Mungomery, which is the king's escheat, and that he held 
no lands elsewhere of the king in chief, and that he did no service to the 
king therefor by reason whereof the custody of other lands which belonged 
to him could or ought to pertain to the king, and that he held the said 
4| virgates in chief of Margery, and that the custody thereof pertains 
to her. 

Thomas de Heighten, Alice de Whitewell, Nicholas de Walsham, and 
William Cotun, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Thomas de Lodnes, 
whereof they are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail 
them. 

Oct. 28. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the heirs 

Westminster, of the earl Marshal to come before them to answer to Eleanor, countess of 
Leicester, for the debts that they owe to her. 

Oct. 28. To Master Richard de Cliff [ord], escheator this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, deliver the lands that belonged to Robert de Burwey to Queen Eleanor, the 

king's mother, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 

Robert at his death held in chief of William de Cheney, deceased, tenant in 

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X273. Membrane 2 — cont, 

chief of the late king, by knight service, and that the wardship of the lands 
and heirs of Robert pertains to Queen Eleanor by reason of the grant of the 
wardship of William's lands and heirs during the heirs' minority made to 
her by the late king. 

. Robert Stalun, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Thomas son of 

John, whereof he is appealed, has [letters] to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail 

him. 

Oct. 29. To Roger de Cliff[ord], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, deliver Walter Attewod of Lyndhurst, imprisoned at Winchester for trespass 

of the Forest, in bail to twelve lawful men of that bailiwick who shall 

mainpern to have him before the justices for pleas of the Forest when they 

come to those parts to stand to right thereupon* 

To the same. Like order in favour of John de Stuttefeld and Richard 
de Stuttefeld, imprisoned at Oxford for trespass of the Forest. 



Nov. 2. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 1. 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Anabel, late the wife of Roger de Somery, tenant in chief, the 
manor of Bradefeld for 60/. of land yearly, the manor of Swyneford for 
16/. 18s. 4§e/. of land yearly, the manor of Clent for 8/. 17*. 5%d. of land 
yearly, the manor of Bordesle for 18/. 15s. 7feZ. of land yearly, the manor 
of Cradele for 8/. Os. Of d. of land yearly, and the park of Seggesle for the 
wood pertaining to the manor of Swyneford, in which wood Anabel shall 
have nothing except common of herbage, which the king has assigned to her 
in dower, on condition that Roger's heir, when he come of age, shall acquit 
her of 25 marks due to the king of the fee-farm of the manors of Swyne- 
ford and Clent as long as Anabel shall hold these lands in dower, and 
she shall be quit of the payment of the said 25 marks during the said 
custody. 

— To Ralph de Sandwico, keeper of the bishopric of London. Order to 

permit the buyers of timber felled in the parks of the bishopric at 

Harengeye and Claketon in the time of IT. late bishop of London, for 
which they paid in the said bishop's lifetime, to carry the timber whither 
they will without hindrance, to make their profit thereof. 

Nov. 5. To the bailiff of Winchelese and La Rye. Order to cause the mills of La 

Westminster. Rye and the sea-walls (wallias) of the same to be repaired and amended 
where necessary. 

To the constable of Devizes castle. Order to cause the pond of the stew 
(stagnwm vivarii) of Devizes to be repaired where necessary. 

To Master H. de Bray, constable of Bergeveny castle. Order to admit 
Walter Paulyn and William le Attillur, the king's serjeants-at-arms, and 
four footmen with cross-bows (balistarios pedites), whom the king 
is sending to him, to stay in garrison (municionem) of the castle until St. 
Hilary next. The king has caused them to be satisfied beforehand for theit 
stipends until then. 

To Master Richard de Cliff [ord], escheator this side Trent. Order to 
permit John de Bohun, son and heir of Frank de Bohun, tenant in chief, 
and the other executors of his father's will, to have free administration of 
the goods and chattels taken into the king's hands by the escheator by 
reason of the debts that F'rank at his death owed to the king, upon John's 
finding security to render the debts at the exchequer. 

To Brother Joseph de Cauncy, the treasurer Order to pay to Master 
Walter de Saundon, the king's cook, the arrears of 10 marks that he 
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cause Joseph to have a writ of liberate when he knows how much he has 
paid to Walter. 

To Peter de Seleburn, keeper of Reynham manor. Order to restore the 
said manor to Matilda, late the wife of Robert Walerand, tenant in chief, 
together with everything received thence since 22 May last, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by Ralph de Hengham that Matilda was jointly 
enfeoffed of that manor with Robert in the time when Robert first had 
seisin thereof by the enfeoffment of Henry de Kramavill, who enfeoffed 
Robert and Matilda jointly thereof, which manor is in Peter's custody by 
the king's commission. 

Nov. 7. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Stephen de Penecestr [ia], 

Westminster, constable of Dover castle, to be released from 1,856/. 7s. 9d. exacted 
from him by summons of the exchequer, which he received from Henry de 
Burn,' then termor of the king's hundred and manor of Middelton, to wit 
in the 52nd year of the late king's reign, 2001. ; and in the same year from 
Fulk Payforer, then fermor of the earldom of- Kent, 90/. ; and in the 53rd 
year of the said king's reign 431/. 3s. Od. from the issues of the said 
earldom, hundred and manor ; and in the 54th year of the said king's reign 
451/. 17a*. Id, from the same issues ; and in the 55th year of the said king's 
reign, 350/. from the said issues ; and in the 56th year of the said king's 
reign 333/. 6s. Sd. from the same, for the munition and maintenance of the 
castle, as Stephen rendered an account of the money aforesaid before Ralph 
de Sand wy co, John de London [ia], and Adam de Wyntonpa], appointed 
for this purpose by the king's writ, to wit for 33/. 15s. 5 J. paid by him to 
certain of the king's Serjeants staying in the garrison of the castle in the 
time of Matthew de Bezill[es], then constable thereof, for the arrears of their 
wages ; and for 50s. delivered by him to a chaplain ministering in the castle, 
for his stipends ; and for 253/. 14*. 7d. delivered by him to a knight, and 
to Serjeants on horse and foot, and to watchmen staying in the castle, from 
8 February, in the 52nd yenr of the late king's reign, until Michaelmas 
following, both days being counted ; and for 3581. 5s. 4d. delivered to the 
said knight, Serjeants, and watchmen, in the 53rd year of the late king's 
reign; and for 61 Z. for the acquittance of 61 tuns of wine taken at Sand- 
wich and expended in the garrison ; and for 12/. 10s. Od. for the robes of 
twenty-five foot Serjeants in the garrison at the said time acquitted by him, 
and for 1,123/. Ss. 5d. for the wages of the said knight, Serjeants, and 
watchmen, in the 54th, 55th and 56th years of the late king's reign ; and 
for 10/. delivered by him to the chamberlain of Middelton for his wages in 
the 54th year of the late king's reign ; and for 20.?. delivered to the envoy 
of Robert de Creseke returning home ; and for 4s. for the passage of a 
certain groom bearing the king's letters to Peter de Castro Novo in France, 
as the subjects supplying the king's place in England learn from the 
testimony of the aforesaid Ralph, John and Adam, auditors of the account. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to deliver Richard son of David, im- 
prisoned at York for the death of William son of Walter le Ru . . . . , 
wherewith he is charged, to twelve lawful men of that county who shall 
mainpern to have him before the justices of assize when they come to those 
parts to stand to right concerning this death, if anyone wish to speak 
against him concerning it, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that Richard is not guilty of the said death, and that he did not slay 
William out of hatred, nor by felony or out of malice aforethought, but 
that he is charged with the death because William, a boy of 7J years, in 
running fell behind Richard by mischance upon Richard's . . . .* 
(. . . . Hum), Richard being ignorant thereof, whereof the boy died. 



/ 



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1273. Membrane 1 — cont. 

Oct. 20. To Master R. de Qliff [ord], escbeator this side Trent. Order to 

St. Martin's- permit Peter de la Mare to cultivate and sow the lands that belonged to 

Lonfl 111 ' 1, RoDert de la Mare? his father, tenant in chief, and to receive the rents 

thereof, until the king's arrival in England, so that he may then answer to 

the king for the issues received thence in the meantime, if the king then 

wish to have them, as the subjects supplying the king's place in England 

have fixed a term for Peter at the king's arrival to come before the king to 

do fealty to him for his father's lands. 

Thomas le Clerc of Blitheswrth, imprisoned at Northampton for tres- 
pass of the Forest, has letters to Roger de Cliff [ord], justice of the Forest 
this side Trent, to bail him. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until the king's arrival 
in England the demand on the abbot of Grestain (Grestino) for 1005. i& 
which he was amerced before the justices last in eyre in co. Cambridge, 
as the late king, on 13 July, in the 52nd year of his reign, granted by letters 
patent, which the king has inspected, to the abbot that he should be quit 
for five years following of the common summonses of the eyres of the 
king's justices, both for pleas of the Forest and for common pleas, so that 
he should not be amerced by reason of his absence. 
Nov. 17. Richard son of Ivo de Segrave, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of 
Westminster. Richard son of John le Provost of Walton, wherewith he is charged, has 
letters to the sheriff of Lancaster to bail him. 



Membrane 1^- Schedule 1. 

[This 9] part of the lands that belonged to Roger de Somery may be 
assigned in dower to his wife. 



Bradefeud 
Swyneford 
Clent - 
Bordesle 
Cradele 






Total : 112/. 17s. §\d. 



60/. 

16/. 18*. 4fe/. 

8/. 17*. 6\d. 
18/. 15*. 7feZ. 

8/. Gs. Of e/. 

And thus 41. are lacking to make up the total that the lady should 
have of fixed (certo) rent in the manor of Seggesle. 

Also the park of Seggesle is assigned wholly to this part, for the wood 
pertaining to the manor of Swyneford, of which the said lady shall have 
nothing except common of pasture. 

Be it known that 25 marks yearly are due to the king from the manors of 
Swyneford and Clent, which sum the heir, when he comes of age, shall pay 
from the manor of Mere, and shall acquit the said lady thereof against the 
king, and in the meantime the king shall acquit her thereof. 

Endorsed : By the consent of Sir N. de Segrave, the manor of Neuport 
is estimated at 80/. and the manor of Bradefeud at 60/. 



1272. 



Membrane l— Schedule 2. (Obliterated by gall,) 
Membrane lid. 

Memorandum, that the king granted to Ellen la Zuch, who is going, to 
Scotland by the king's licence, that Nicholas de Vallibus, John de Oxenden, 
and William de Flore, whom she has appointed before the king in her place 
shall be admitted as her attorneys, until Michaelmas next. 

William de Montegomery acknowledges in chancery that he owes to 
Robert Burnell 26 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Northampton* 



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1272, Membrane \\d — cont. 

Memorandum, that Alger son of Richard de Flete came before the 
chancellor in chancery, on Thursday after St. Nicholas, and laid claim to 
20 acres of land in Flete, concerning which a fine was made in the king's 
court between William Brun of Flete and Margaret de Gredeneye. 

Whereas the cathedral churches in England that are void (viduatis) 
ought to be provided for of right and are wont of custom to be provided for 
by canonical election to be made principally by the colleges, chapters, and 
persons to whom the right of election pertains, after they have sought 
and obtained the king's licence therefor, and after the election have been 
celebrated, the person elected has to be presented to the king, so that the 
king may propound against him anything reasonable that he may have to 
propound*; it seems to the king and his council that prejudice would be 
done to him and to the church of Canterbury, whereof he is patron and 
defender, in this behalf, especially if the matter were drawn into an example 
in other churches of England, if the pope should assume to himself the 
power of providing for that church, these things being omitted in this case, 
when no wrong (peccatum) has been found either in the matter or form of 
the election, and none is expressed in his letters ; wherefore in order that 
the Roman church shall not proceed to such provisions henceforth, and so 
that if it do proceed to them, no prejudice shall arise to the king thereby, 
so that he shall be bound to render the temporalities of any cathedral church 
thus provided, the king at present grants to you, the elect of Canterbury, 
the temporalities of Canterbury, by special favour, and I, Itherius Bochardi, 
the king's clerk, protest, in the king's name, that the grant of tem- 
poralities made in like case to Nicholas, bishop of Winchester, but with a 
protest, which is now repeated in your person, shall not be drawn into a 
custom or example in future times. This protest was made and read at 
Westminster in the chapel of St. Stephen, on Monday, the eve of St. Lucy, 
in the presence of Brother Robert de Kiluardeby, elect of Canterbury, 
there being also present and specially summoned for this purpose W. bishop 
of Exeter, Sir W. de Merton, the chancellor, Master John de Chishull, 
dean of St. Paul's, London, R. Burnell, archdeacon of York, Hervey de 
Borham, Brother John de Derlington, Master William de Cornera, John de 
Kirkeby, William de Saham, John de Shamelesford, monk of Canterbury 
and many others, in the year 1272, [Prynne, Records, iii. 122]. 

The abbot of Hyde, Winchester, who caused himself to be essoined 
for being in sick bed against John, then prior of Bermundeseye before M. 
de Littleb[uri] and his fellows, justices of the Bench, in the suit before 
them between John and the abbot by the late king's writ, concerning the 
making divisions between the lands of the prior in Werlingham and the 
abbot's lands of Sanderstede, sought by Robert de Laverestok licence to 
rise ; which is granted in this suit because the late king died before the 
abbot was seen, as is the custom, and also because John has now become 
prior of Wenlok and another has been set in his place as prior of 
Bermundeseye. 

Robert Burnell acknowledges in chancery that he owes to Giles de 
Berkele 175 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Salop and Stafford. 

The part of Walter de Faucumberge and Agnes Ms w if e.-*-The castle of 
Skelton with the park about it and with the profits of the boats of Cotum 
and Rideker, with the demesnes of Skelton, with the meadows and dales, 
and with the rents of the town of Skelton of freemen and others, with all 
mills and toll, and the manor of Cresk (sic), with Rideker and Plyom, and 
with the town of Stangho and with the town of Grenerig, and with the forest 
of Skelton, to wit with the enclosure and great park with Hasdal[e], and with 
the chace of Westwyc with the forest as the highway extends between Stangho 



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1272, Membrane \\d — cont. 

and Kadriding, and as the way extends to Lardegate, and so by Sketebek 
to Karthorn, and so to the boundary of Daneby forest, and from that boundary 
to Colemandale, so that all the chaces within these boundaries, to wit Locwit, 
Wervelsco, Hardal[e], and Hahe (sic), with the herbage of La Grene 
and that of Le Donant, and with all the town of Estbrunne, except 4| acres 
of land and four tofts assigned to J. de Bella Aqua and to Ladereyna his 
wife, with the fourth part of wreck of the sea (werk de mar 9 ), to wit from 
Rennewic to Jarum, and with a moiety of the advowson of Gisseburn 
priory, and with a moiety of the bailiwick of Langberwe. Memorandum, 
that concerning the advowson of Gisseburn priory, it is agreed that on 
the first voidance thereof the prior shall be presented to Sir Walter de 
Faukumberge, or his heirs, and at the next voidance to Sir Marmaduke, 
and so alternately to the end of the world. 

The part of Marmaduke de Tweng and Lucy his wife. — The manor of 
Daneby with the forest, and with Lelholm and Wolvedale [and] Manselenges, 
and with the ferm of Thomas de Wolvedale, and with the manor of Brochton, 
Skyiegrive (sic) and the boat of Skinergrive, and with the rents and 
demesnes of freemen and others, with the town of Jarum and the service of 
the free tenants of that town, and with the fishery, and with the town of 
Great Morsom, and with the rents and services of free tenants and others, 
with the forest of the chace of the dales, to wit Swindal and Lehavenes, and 
with the other dales, as the high road extends from Lardethorn to Skelton 
by Skaytebec between Katering and Stangho, and so to the wood of 
Liverton, and with the manor of Kirkebroun and Suthbroun, and with the 
mills and suit thereof, except 14 bovates of land with tofts and 70s. of 
yearly rent in the mills assigned to John de Bella Aqua and Ladrana his 
wife, and with a quarter of the wreck of the sea, to wit from Renneswic 
to Jarum, and with a moiety of the advowson of Giseburn priory, and with 
a moiety of the bailiwick of Langeberwe. 

The part of Robert de Ros and Margaret his wife. — The castle of 
Kirkeby in Kendale, with all Kendale, whatever pertained to Sir Peter de 
Brus in demesnes, villeinages, rents, and services of freemen and others, 
except the dale of Kentemere, which is assigned to Sir J, de Bella Aqua 
and to Laderana, his wife, and with the advowson of Konigesheved priory, 
and with a quarter of the wreck of the sea in Clivelaunde, to wit from 
Rennewyz to Jarum. 

The part of John de Bella Aqua and Ladrina his wife. — The manor of 
Karleton in Baune with the demesnes and with all the rents of freemen and 
others, and the marriage of Laderina, wife of Sir John de Belewe, and the 
manor of Thorp de Arches and Walleton, with the park, with all demesne 
rents in the town of Thorp and Waleton, and the manor of Tibetorp, and in 
Suthbrunne, 14 bovates of land with tofts and 70s. in the mill of that town, 
and in Estbrunne 4^ bovates of land and four tofts, and with the dale of 
Kentemere in Kendale, and with the advowson of Monketon priory, and a 
quarter of the wreck of the sea in Clivelaund, to wit from Renneswyc 
to Jarum, together with all lands assigned in marriage to Robert de Ros 
and Margaret his wife and to the other sisters and co-heiresses of the 
said Peter, rendered into the king's hands to be divided, as the custom is 
in the realm. 

All the fees belonging to the castles of Skelton and Jarum are assigned to 
Walter de Faucumberge and Agnes his wife and to Marmaduke de Tweng 
and Lucy his wife. All the fees of Kendale and Westmerl[and] are assigned 
to Sir Robert de Ros and Margaret his wife. All the fees pertaining to 
the manor of Thorpe de Harches in co. Lancaster (sic) are assigned to J. 
de Belewe and Ladrina his wife. 



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41 



1273. 

Jan. 1. 

Beading, 



Membrane 10c?. 

The abbot of Radinges puts in his place Richard de Rippele and William 
Muhaut in the suit before the king's subjects supplying his place in 
England concerning a trespass made on the abbot by Robert de Pole, 
William de la Dene, Thurgisius de Herdefeud, Roger le Beddele, William le 
Halvefranch, Matthew Crust and Mary de Valoygnes. Given by the hand 
of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

Peter de Newy, John Reyneri, and Henry Eyr came before the king, on 
Thursday the eve of St. Hilary last, and sought to replevy their land in 
Grimesby, which was taken into the king's hands for their default before 
the justices of the Bench against Anna, late the wife of William le 
Par cur. 

Jan. 13. Roger Mynnot came before the king at Westminster, on Saturday the 

Westminster, morrow of St. Hilary, and sought to replevy his land in Kirkestede, which 

was taken into the king's hands for his default in the court of the heir of 

John de Yerdun of Multon against Geoffrey Lehveseye. Given by the hand 

of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

The king granted to Master Adam de Fileby, who is about to set out to 

the Roman court by the king's licence, that Philip le Poer and Thomas de 

Fileby may be his attorneys in all pleas and suits until Christmas next. 

Simon Tuterell came before the king, on Thursday after St. Hilary, and 
sought to replevy his land in Little Yarmouth, which was taken into the 
king's hands for default before the justices of the Bench against Alan son 
of Andrew Wolf. 

Theobald (Teobald*) de Feringes acknowledges that he owes the prior of 
Holy Trinity, London, 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Essex. 

Enrolment of agreement between Richard, bishop of Lincoln, and lady 
Joan, relict of Sir William Charles, whereby the bishop sold to her the 
custody and marriage of Edward (Eadwardi), William's heir, which 
pertained to the bishop because William held his tenement of Grengham 
by knight service, for a certain sum of money paid beforehand to the 
bishop by her. The bishop also demised to her the manor, and all the land 
with advowson of the church and all other things that he had in the 
name of the custody of the said heir in Grengham, to be held by Joan until 
the heir come of age, for 7/. yearly to the bishop or to him to whom 
he may assign that rent. Dated 15 kalends of February, 1271 [-2]. 
Witnesses : Sir Walter de Merton, the chancellor; Master John de Mayden- 
stan, archdeacon of Oxford ; Master Richard de Gravesend, archdeacon of 
Essex ; Sir Richard de Wyk, canon of Lincoln ; Master William de la Gare, 
canon of the same church ; Sir Thomas de Bonlton, then sheriff of Lincoln ; 
Sir John Pycot ; Sir John de Bracebrig. 

Memorandum, that the bishop came ioto chancery, on Friday the octaves 
of St. Hilary, and released the custody, etc. to Joan as aforesaid, for which 
acknowledgment and grant, Joan acknowledged that she owed to the bishop 
11. yearly during the said custody ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
her lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Thomas de Furny vail came into chancery and acknowledged that he owed 
to Joan, daughter of Hugh le Despenser, 1,000 marks, on condition that 
if Thomas de Furny vail, son and heir of the said Thomas, now a minor, 
married to Joan with his father's will, shall presume to do anything 
against that marriage when he shall come of age, Thomas his father shall pay 
to Joan the said 1,000 marks within the first year after Thomas the son 
shall have protested (reclamaverit) against the marriage, which sum shall 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in eo. York. 



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1273. Membrane lOd — cont. 

Memorandum, that the abbot of Cirencestre came into chancery at West- 
minster, on Sunday after the octaves of St. Hilary, and offered to sue out in 
chancery a letter concerning a certain inquisition between Mm and Reginald 
son of Peter, concerning certain articles to be done, and requested that this 
might be testified lest he should incur damage thereupon ; and he put in 
his place Master Thomas de Soynton and Walter de Clitcham to prosecute 
the letter, if Reginald wish to sue it out in chancery together with them. 

Enrolment of release by Roger de Whelton, son of William de Whelton, 
to Alelm his brother of all that land that Alelm holds of the gift of the 
said William de Whelton in the town of Toterho, co. Bedford, together with 
all his right and claim thereto, and in all other things that may come to 
him by hereditary light or otherwise there, and also all the right that he has 
in the land that Helewisia, his grandmother (avuncula) holds of the dower of 
Roger de Whelton, the releasor's grandfather (avm), in that town. And for 
this release Alelm has given him 100*. of good sterlings. Witnesses: Sir 
Robert Burnel, Sir John de Kirkeby, clerks, John de Gatesdene, Richard 
Gruscett, John son of Thomas de Toterho, Ralph Inge of the same, Stephen 
de Eglemunt, Peter de Aula, Ralph Maunsell. 

Richard de Muleshaln and William de Wanton acknowledge that they 

owe to William de Sancta^ Ermina 25 marks ; to be levied, in default of 

payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Memorandum, that William Giffard afterwards came into chancery and 
acknowledged that he had received in the name of Walter de Beche, 
attorney of William de Sancta Ermina, 15 marks in full payment of the 
said 25 marks, in which Orabilla, late the wife of William de Staund[on], 
made fine with W. de Sancta Ermina for her marriage, and for which 
Richard and William de Wauton bound themselves in the form here 
enrolled ; and afterwards Walter came and acknowledged that he had 
received the said sum from Walter Giffard. 

Jan. 25. John Isenberd acknowledges that he owes to John de Hereford 20*. ; to 

"Westminster, be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 
Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

Enrolment of order of Henry [III.] to the sheriff of Worcester to cause 
an extent to be made and sent to the king in fifteen days from Martinmas 
of a moiety of the lands that belonged to John de Chirchehull of the fee of 
William le Povre in Chirchehull and Puplanton, which Matilda, late the 
wife of the said John, had of the king's gift, and of a moiety of the lands 
that Matilda had of the gift of Hamo Lestrange {Extranet) of the fees of 
the said William, to whom Thomas Boterel granted it after the king had 
granted it during the minority of John's heir to Thomas, according to the 
form of the dictum of Kenili[e worth], except two mills and 6s. of rent that 
Master John de Earlegh, parson of Chirchehull, holds in Chirchehull. 
Witness R. de Stanes, at Westminster, on 20 October, in the 56th year 
of the reign. 

[Enrolment of return of preceding writ :] The extent (extensio) of the 
lands that belonged to John de Chirchehull of the fee of William le Povre 
in Pupplinton was made by the following : John de Ekinton, Robert son of 
Stephen, Hugh Kaylleweye, Robert de Estenoure, Alexander Bataylle, 
John Pykun, Walter Bonham, John Aleyn of Burlingham, John Boleyns, 
Nicholas, clerk of Bricheclampton, Thomas de Walecote and William de 
Walecote, who say upon oath that there is there a certain messuage with 
garden and curtilage, which is extended at Qs, yearly, and that there are 
2s. Id. of a rent of assize, and the service of a customary (tenant), extended 
at I4:d., and that there is arable land In demesne that is held for a virgate 
and a half, whereof 32J acres can be sown every year, each of which acres 
is extended at 8c?., and the total extent of these 32^ acres is therefore 



1 EDWARD L 



43 



1273. Membrane 10c/ — cont. 

21 s. 8c/., and that there is a certain parcel of meadow there, extended at* 
6$. Sum total 36*. lid. 

The extent of the lands that belonged to John de Ohirchuil of the fee of 
William le Povre in Chirchehull is not made, because the bailiff of the 
bishop of Worcester, who has the return of the writ, and to whom it was 
returned, and in whose bailiwick is the town of Chirchehull, did not cause 
any jurors to come before me to make the extent thereof. 

Jan. 27, Memorandum, that Alan le Fraunceys has acquittance for 40$. in which 

Westminster, he was amerced before the justices last in eyre in co. Cambridge, because it 

was testified by Robert Burnell that he had the king's writ of acquittance 

of the common summons of that eyre. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, 

the chancellor. 

The abbot of Westminster gave power, by the king's licence, to John de 

Sutton, sacristan of Westminster, to Brother Alexander de Staundon and 

Nicholas le Fraunceys to be his attorneys in all suits until Michaelmas 
next. 

Thomas Trentemars, William de Havering, Edmund de Cantuar[ia],and 
Thomas de Faversham of co. Kent have mainperned for the prior and 
convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, to come before the subjects 
supplying the king's place in England in the quinzaine of Easter next to 
stand to right, as is contained in the writ. 

Roger de Rolling acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de Holcote 
44s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Cambridge. 

Cancelled on payment 



Membrane 9cZ. 

Feb. 6. William Giffard came into chancery and released to Cok Hagyn, son of 

Westminster. Cress[eus], Jew of London, all the right in the houses that belonged to 
Gresseus, son of Master Moses (Mosseus), Jew of London, in the city of 
London in Melkestrete, which William claimed to have of the gift of the 
late king ; and William also released to the said Jew all his right and claim 
in 10/. of land or 10/. of fee, for the assignment whereof to him by the Jew 
an agreement was made in the king's court by W. archbishop of York on 
William's behalf, and Roger de Leyburn, on the Jew's behalf. Cok has the 
king's writ to the mayor and sheriffs of London to cause him to have seisin 
of the said houses, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of the 
contention between William and the Jew in the king's court. For this 
release, Cok acknowledged in chancery that he owed to William 70 marks, 
of which he paid to him 15 marks beforehand, and he will pay the rest at 
terms prescribed herein, and he grants if he do not, that the sum shall be 
levied of his lands and chattels in the city of London. Given by the hand 
of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

Memorandum, that John de Pudercote, yeoman of the said William, 
came and acknowledged that he had received in his lord's name 20 marks 
from the said Jew for the term of three weeks after Easter last, and whereof 
100s. remain to be paid, which the Jew agrees to pay at Holy Trinity 
next. William [afterwards] gave the Jew his letters of acquittance for 
10/. and for the aforesaid 20 marks. 

Afterwards the said William came and acknowledged that he had 
received the said lOOs.for that term. 

Afterwards Peter de Qurtefeld, attorney of William, came and acknow- 
ledged that he had received 27^ marks that were in arrear of the said 
70 marks, and acquitted the Jew thereof. 



44 



CALENDAE OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



March 12. 
The New 
Temple, 
London. 



March 16. 

The New 

Temple, 

London. 



March 17. 

The New 
Temple, 
London. 



"[273. Membrane 9d — cont. 

Master Thomas Passelewe, archdeacon of Richmond, gave power by the 

king's licence to Walter de Brikehull and James de Songham to be his 

attomies in all pleas for one year. 

Memorandum, that the subjects who supply the king's place in England 
granted to the prior and convent of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, in the 
present voidance of their abbey, for one year the wardships of knights' fees 
that are held of them and the wardships of their other tenants, and reliefs, 
marriages and escheats that shall fall in within the year, saving to the king 
the advowsons of churches pertaining to the abbey during the time of the 
voidance. 

Hamo son of Richard de Shaldeford acknowledges that he owes to Peter 
de Chavent 12 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Essex, Somerset and Dorset. 

Master William de la Mare acknowledges in chancery that he owes to 
Robert de Scardeburgh, clerk, 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in cos. Buckingham and Bedford. 

Michael de Columbariis puts in his place Stephen de Oxon[ia] and 
William le Lung in the suit before the king or those supplying his place in 
England between the said Michael and Walter de Wik and Hamelyn de 
Hedun concerning a trespass committed on Michael by the said Walter 
and Hamelin. 

Ralph de Kirkeby acknowledges in chancery that he owed to Walter 
Wolward 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Northampton and Rutland. 

The prior of Bermundeseye, who is going to parts beyond sea by the 
king's licence, puts in his place Brother Ralph de Derby, monk of Ber- 
mundeseye, and William Godyn in all pleas until St. Peter ad Vincula 
next. 

Walter de Furneus, knight, acknowledges in chancery that he owes to 
John Adrian, citizen of London, 75s. ; to be levied, in defalt of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in cos. Essex and Hertford. 

Henry Burnell came before the king, on Wednesday after Palm Sunday, 
and sought, to replevy to Thomas Pipard the latter's land in Bovi, Langedon, 
Laverkeber[y] and Blakedon, which was taken unto the king's hands for 
his default before the justices of the Bench against Margery, late the wife of 
Edinund Pipard/ 

- Anselm Gobion came before the king, on Wednesday in Easter week, 

and sought to replevy to Alexander de Balliolo and Eleanor his wife their 

land in Mitford, Molesdon and Felton, which was taken into the king's 
hands for their default before the justices of the Bench against Robert de 
Nevill and Ida his wife. 

April 13. Robert de Sprouton came before the king, on Friday in Easter week, 

St. Paul's, and sought to replevy to Joan de Ley ham, Margery and Olive, her sisters, 

London. Geoffrey de la Mare and Ida his wife their land in Ley ham, Lalleford and 

Berkeford, which was taken into the king's hands for default before the 

justices of the Bench against Margery, late the wife of Peter de Ley ham. 

Anselm Gobyun came before the king, on Friday in Easter week, and 
sought to replevy to Ralph de Cotun the latter's land in Banerugg, which 
was taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the 
Bench against Robert de Nevill and Ida (Adun) his wife. 

Thomas de Prendewik came before the king, on Friday aforesaid, and 
ought to replevy to William de Herl the latter's land in Overgares, which 



April 5. 

St. Paul's, 

London. 



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1273. Membrane 9d — cont. 

was taken unto the king's hands for his default before the justices of the 
Bench against Robert de Nevill and Ida his wife. 

April 18. Ralph Gamel came before the king, on Thursday after St. Elphege, and 
Westminster, sought to replevy to Ralph son of Ralph, Ivo Aunger, and Henry son of 
Thomas le Chapeleyn, Adam Wale, Richard le Mouner, Walter Gamel, 
William le (sic) Welle, John le Somenur, and Henry son of Henry their 
land in Cheping Norton, which was* taken into the king's hands for their 
default before the justices of the Bench against Alice, late the wife of 
Ralph le Keu. 

April 28. Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, who is going to parts beyond the sea by 
Westminster, the king's licence, has given power to Adam le Vavasur and to Robert le 
Vavasur to make an attorney or attorneys in all pleas, etc., touching the earl 
until Michaelmas next, unless the earl return to England in the meantime. 

The said earl appointed Richard de Dunum his attorney in the parts of 
Chester, 

Robert Warin of Esseby-la-Zuch, and Hugh de Franketon, vicar of that 
town, acknowledge that they owe to Geoffrey de Shanketon 19/. ; to be 
levied, in default ol payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Michael Picot acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Kendale 100s. 
and to John Malerbe 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Master Thomas de Gloucestr[ia], William de Lulleworth, Master Thomas 

de Sothington, and Roger de Evesham mainperned before the king's 

subjects supplying his place in England to have John son and heir of 
Ralph Musard before the king or the said subjects at the king's will when 
required. . By R. Burnell. 

May 3. Walter de Geyton acknowledges in chancery that he owes to Walter de 

Westminster. Merton 221., for his corn of Chetindon ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

[Cancelled, ] 
Enrolment of agreement between William de Valencia and Sir Thomas 
de Clar[e] that 600 marks that William paid to Thomas in the Holy Land 
shall be allowed to William in a debt that William owes to Thomas for the 
custody of the lands and heirs of Maurice son of Ger[ald] in Ireland, which 
Thomas sold to William, and also 200 marks that William delivered to 
Thomas at Westminster on the preceding day shall also be allowed to 
William in the said debt, and Thomas gave respite to William for the 
remainder of the debt until Michaelmas next, on condition that if the king 
return to England in the mean time, he shall ordain concerning the 
contention between them, both concerning the remainder of that debt and 
concerning the warranty of the custody. Dated at Westminster, 3 May. 

The mainpernors of William de Benges, charged with the death of 
Geoffrey de Askeby : 

Philip de B ok eland of co. Hereford. 
Ralph de Enge worth of co. Norfolk. 
Thomas de Neketon of co. Norfolk. 
Richard le Deneys of co. Suffolk. 
William de Eye of co. Suffolk. 
William son of John of co. Suffolk. 
Humphrey le Marescall of co. Middlesex. 
Walter de Curzun of co. Suffolk. 
Geoffrey de Middelton of co. Norfolk. 
Roger de Hane worth of co. Norfolk. 
Hugh de Cressingham of co. Norfolk. 
Walter de Basing of co. Middlesex. 



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1273. Membrane 9d — cont. 

Richard de Merston acknowledges in chancery that he owes to Walter de 
Merton 35^ marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Hertford. 

Cancelled on payment, 

William de Boyvill acknowledges in chancery that he owes to Queen 

Eleanor, the king's wife, 60 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 

his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 

It is said that Adam de Novo Mercato sent to Laurence de Brok by 
Henry Macy, his Serjeant, 40s., for the liberation of two prisoners who 
were in Neugate for robbing merchants between Stamford and Walmesford, 
and they two, so delivered, ought to acquit Adam of 100/. against a Jew of 
London. Let an inquisition be made with great caution concerning this. 

Memorandum, that the sheriff of Oxford presents that the steward of the 
liberty of W'alingford does not make any men of his bailiwick come at the 
king's command to the county [court] for the execution of a writ of utrum 
odio, and has thus usurped such inquisition to himself. 

The bailiffs of the liberty of Oxford do the like. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



May 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane Sd. 

Memorandum, that Walter de Kanc[ia] came into chancery at 
Westminster, and acknowledged that he had received in the name of Queen 
Eleanor from John le Despenser 55/. for the term of Michaelmas last and 
55/. for the term of Easter following, of the fine of 220/. that John made 
with her for the ransom of the manor of Marteleye, according to the form 
of the Dictum of Kenilworth. 

The abbot of Faversham, by the king's licence, gave power to Brother 
Robert de Redmersham and to Clement de Ledon to be his attorneys until 
Michaelmas. 

The following have (sic) acquittance of the common summons for pleas 
of the Forest in co. Huntingdon : 

Margaret de Ferrar[iis], countess of Derby. 

Memorandum, that brother Roger de Ocolt, attorney of the Master of 
the military order of the Temple in England, came into chancery at 
Westminster on Wednesday the eve of the Ascension, and laid claim in the 
Master's name to certain land in Museleye, co. Hereford, concerning which 
there was a plea before the justices last in eyre in that county between 
Richard de la Loke and Hugh de Lacy and Ralph son of Rhys ? (Mesce ?). 

To Stephen de Penecestre, constable of Dover castle. Order to permit 
William de Mortuo Mari to have free passage in the port of Dover, with 
his horses and equipment, in coming into the kingdom, as the king learns 
by trustworthy testimony that he went on a pilgrimage to Santiago and is 
in the king's faith. 

To Marmaduke de Tweng and Lucy his wife. It has been shown to the 
king by Walter de Faukenberge and Agnes, his wife, that whereas in the 
partition lately made in the king's court of the inheritance of Peter de 
Brus' between the said Walter and Agnes, Marmaduke and Lucy, and the 
other heirs and parceners, there was assigned to Walter and Agnes the 
castle of Skelton, with the towns of Stanghou and Grenrugg, with all 
appurtenances, Marmaduke and Lucy have withdrawn a certain forest, 
to wit Leavenes, Le Vaus and Le Jardyn pertaining to the said castle 
and towns, and six carucates of land without the borough of Jarum, which 
still remain to be divided between them and Walter and Agnes, and also 
the suitors of the mills pertaining to the castle, to wit of Skinergreve, 



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Braghton, Thorp, Grant Moresum and Petite Moresum, and the toll 
belonging to Walter and Agnes within the honour and liberty of the castle, 
and Marmaduke and Lucy daily cause them to be withdrawn by Robert de 
Tweng, their son, and inflict other grievances on Walter and Agnes, 
contrary to the form of the partition : as it was granted and ordained in 
the partition made in the king's court that if any one should occupy or 
detain anything of another, and that if anything of the inheritance remained 
to be divided, it should be extended and divided among them, the king 
orders Marmaduke and Lucy to permit Walter and Agnes to hold in peace 
the things that pertain to the castle and towns that were thus assigned 
to them and in their purparty. If contention or dispute arise between 
them in this behalf, Marmaduke and Lucy are ordered to be before the 
king or his subjects supplying his place in fifteen days from Holy Trinity, 
which day the king has appointed for Walter and Agnes, to do and receive 
justice in the premises according to the form of the aforesaid division. 

Richard de Kircham came before the subjects of the king, on Tuesday 
before Holy Trinity, and sought to replevy to Henry de la Pomeraye, the 
latter's land in Cherketon (sic), and to John Picard (sic) the latter's land in 
Thetecote and Kary, and to Margery Picard (sic) her land in Little Totenays, 
and to Robert Picard (sic) his land in Langedon, which were taken into 
the king's hands for their default before the justices of the Bench against 
Margery, late the wife of Edmund Picard. 

Simon de Hulney came before the king's subjects, on Thursday before 
Holy Trinity, and sought to replevy to Nicholas de Basinges and Isabella 
his wife their land in Little Bad u we, which was taken into the king's 
hands for their default before the justices of the Bench against John de 
Cowe and Joan his wife. 

Richard son of Robert came, etc., on Thursday before Holy Trinity, and 
sought to replevy to Nicholas de Basing* and Isabella, his wife, their land 
in Little Badwe, which was taken into the king's hands for their default 
before the justices of the Bench against John de Couwe and Joan his wife. 

Nicholas Poynz came into chancery and put himself upon a, certain 
perambulation between his lands of Sutton, co. Dorset, and the lands of the 
abbot of Cern* of the manor of Pockeswell, co. Dorset, and puts in his 
place Walter de Berewik, clerk, and John de la Haull 5 to prosecute the 
perambulation. 

June 5. A day is given to Peter de la Mare, son and heir of Robert de la Mare, 

Westminster, tenant in chief, at the feast of St. Margaret the Virgin next to come before 
the king and to receive from his hands seisin of the manor of [blank], which 
belonged to the said Robert, concerning which the escheator was hindered 
by Edmund, earl of Cornwall, who asserted that the manor is held of him, 
from having seisin thereof as of the other lands that belonged to Robert, 
and it was granted to Peter that the rents issuing therefrom in the mean- 
time shall be restored to him, because it was not and is not his fault that 
he was not and is not ready to do what he ought to do of right. 

Richard de Kirkeby puts in his place John Dachet and William Halibred 
in the suit before the subjects supplying the king's place between Richard 
and the prior of Wederale, Robert de Shipton, Henry le Vacher, William 
his son, Nicholas de Q-eytescales, William son of Alice, Stephen le Porter, 
Walter Shadde, William son of Reginald and Richard Belle, concerning a 
trespass committed on Richard by them. 

Nicholas son of Roger de Shirley e came into chancery, and acknow- 
ledged that he owed to Ralph le Botiller, clerk, 6 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 



June 2. 

St. Paul's, 
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Memorandum, that John de Sancto Johanne came into chancery, and 
acknowledged that he had received from Lucy Peche 100/., which she owed 
to him, in part payment of 180/. in which she made fine with him for 
having the custody of the lands that belonged to Herbert Peche, which 
are of John's fee, until the heir of Robert (sic) shall come of age, together 
with the marriage of the heir. Be it known that nothing is allowed to 
Lucy of the' goods or issues of the manors that belonged to Herbert and 
that are of John's fee, and for which she claims to have allowance of the 
remaining 80/. 

June 8. Gilbert de Wik came before the king, on Thursday after Holy Trinity, 

Westminster, and sought to replevy to Alan de Plogenet his land in Elyng, which was 
taken into the king's hands for Alan's default before the justices of the 
Bench against Henry le Hosee, 

Adam Coly of Clayton came before the king, on Thursday before Holy 

Trinity, and sought to replevy his land in Clayton, which was taken into 

the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against 
Isolda, late the wife of Adam Payne], concerning a messuage and two 
bovates of land in Clayton. 

Memorandum, that the abbot of Stanleye, co, Warwick, and Henry 
Brond came into chancery, and granted that inquiry shall be made by 
twelve lawful men to be elected for this purpose with the assent of the 
abbot and Henry, whether or not Henry's father and grandfather and 
great-grandfather had the reasonable estover that Henry claims to have in 
the abbot's woods in Stanleye, which estover his grandfather and great- 
grandfather were wont to have there, as it is said, concerning which a plea 
was moved between them in the king's court ; and if it be found by their 
verdict that Henry's ancestors were wont to have such estover, the abbot 
grants that he will thereupon come to the king's court and will make to 
Henry all the security that the king's court shall provide thereupon. 
Vacated because otherwise below. 

To the sheriff of Essex and keeper of the pleas of the crown in that 
county. Order not to proceed to the outlawry of those who were indicted 
before the late king's justices in eyre in that county for larcenies?, 
homicide, arson, felony, and other trespasses, and who were put in exigent 
by order of the said justices at the suit of the late king's peace and not 
at the suit of another. 

The like to all the sheriffs and coroners throughout England. 

Membrane 8d — Schedule. 

Letter of J.de Aldithel[eye], justiciary of Ireland, to Master W.de Bakepuz, 
escheator of Ireland, informing him that he has inspected the letters 
of his lord Edward directed to both of them, concerning a certain affair 
touching Roger de Leyburn, Eleanor his wife, Hugh de Mortuo Mari and 
Agatha his wife and their parceners of the county of Kildare, whieh letters 
the justiciary sends to the escheator to inspect, requesting him to execute the 
order contained therein, fully and without delay, in the names of both. 
Dated at Lymor', 4 July, 55 Henry III. 

Letters patent of W. archbishop of York, Philip Basset, Roger de 
Mortuo Mari and Robert Burnel, supplying the place of Edward, the 
king's eldest son, to the justiciary or escheator of Ireland, or to those 
supplying their places. It has been shown to them by Sir Roger de 
Leyburn and Eleanor his wife, and Sir Hugh de Mortuo Mari and Agatha, 
his wife, that whereas in the partition of the lands that belonged to the earl 
marshal in Ireland among the heirs and parceners of Sibyll de Eerar[iis], 
one of the heiresses and parceners of that inheritance, there were assigned to 



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the aforesaid Eleanor in her purparty 14/. 5s, 0\d. yearly, and to Agatha 
19*. 5*. 10d> yearly of the pleas and issues of the county of Kildare, 
according to the extent made by the king's order, which Margaret, some- 
time countess of Lincoln, held in dower of the said inheritance and which 
ought, according to the assignment, to revert after her decease to Roger and 
Eleanor, Hugh and Agatha, as appears by the rolls of the said partition of 
the inheritance, Agnes de Vescy, sister of Eleanor and Agatha, and 
parcener of the inheritance, appropriated the said 14Z. 5s. 0\d. yearly and 
19/. 5s. lOd. yearly, with the increment and decrement of the same, to 
herself after the death of the countess, contrary to the said assignment, and 
although Edward several times ordered his justiciaries of Ireland or those 
supplying their places and the aforesaid escheator to restore the said sums 
to Roger and Eleanor, Hugh and Agatha, the escheator and other justiciaries 
of Ireland have hitherto delayed doing so ; the said subjects therefore order 
th<3 justiciary and escheator to cau&e these sums to be restored as aforesaid 
without delay, together with the issues thereof from the time when Agnes 
or others held them first after the death of the countess. Whereas Agnes, 
Eleanor, and Agatha are equals (pares) and parceners as regards the pleas 
and assizes of the county, wherefore both they and the other parceners of 
the county ought to have a steward, a sheriff and other ministers there in 
common to hold pleas and assizes of the county, the said subjects order the 
justiciary and escheator to cause them and their parceners of the county to 
have a steward, sheriff and other ministers whom the said Agnes, Roger, 
Eleanor, Hugh and Agatha and the other parceners shall see fit, who shall 
make the due and accustomed writs under a common seal in the names of 
all the parceners, and who may answer to the said parceners proportionally 
for the pleas and issues aforesaid according to the share the the parceners 
have, according to the decrement and increment of the said pleas, assizes 
and issues. Given at Westminster, by the hand of Robert Burnell, under 
the seal of Edward that they use at present in his absence, on 8 March, 
1270 [-1]. 



Membrane Id. 

June 11. Memorandum, that the abbot of Stanley e, co. Warwick, and Henry Brond 
Westminster, of the same county came into chancery, and granted that inquiry shall be 
made by twelve men of the manor of Stanley, to be chosen by the abbot and 
Henry for this purpose, whether or not Henry ought to have the reasonable 
estover that he claims to have in the abbot's woods in Stan ley e and whether 
his father, grandfather and great-grandfather were wont to have such 
estover, concerning which a plea was moved between them in the king's 
court. And the abbot granted for himself and his church and Henry for 
himself and his heirs that they would both observe the finding of the 
inquisition. 

Thomas de Ardern acknowledges that he owes to Hugh de Colewrth 

361. IBs. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 

in cos. Essex and Surrey. 

Henry Trone acknowledges that he owes to Michael Pycot 20 marks ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 
June 15. Robert de la Sale acknowledges that he owes to William Varache 2 marks ; 
Westminster, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

June 1 5. To the sheriff of Salop. Order to maintain and defend the king's Jews 
Westminster, of Brugges in his bailiwick, as the king lately caused his peace to be pro- 
claimed throughout the realm, and ordered it to be observed for all, both 
Jews and Christians, so that the king's peace may be observed for them as 
the king proclaimed it, and not to exact or allow to be exacted from them 
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ransoms or other extortions for the king's use or the use of others, except 
what is owed for the debts of the king or his father, or tallages, or for 
other things that ought of right to be levied from them, as the sheriff had 
warrant of the king or his father to levy from them. 
June 15. The prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, who is 
Westminster, going to parts beyond sea by the king's licence, gave power to brother 
Robert de Holm to make attorneys for him in pleas until Michaelmas next 
and for a year from then. 

June 15. To Fromund le Brun, chancellor of Ireland. Order to receive the 
Westminster, attorney whom Walter de la Hay e and William de London [ia] shall appoint 
in the place of William de Weylaund, one of the justices of the Bench, until 
Michaelmas next, and for a year afterwards, and io grant to them freely the 
king's writs thereupon until the end of the said term, as William de 
Weylaund is intending other affairs of the king in Ireland, so that he cannot 
be present in person at the suits moved for or against him, and the king has 
granted that Walter and William de London [ia], to whom William de 
Weylaund has granted power to appoint attorneys for him until 
Michaelmas, may make attorneys as aforesaid. 

John le Moigne, who going on a pilgrimage to Santiago by the king's 
licence, has granted power, with the king's assent, to brother Peter de 
Hatfeld, canon of Holy Trinity, London, to make attorneys for him for one 
year. 

Adam de Streche Benetleye, imprisoned at Gloucester, shall in no wise be 
delivered. 

Humphrey de Bohun of Brechenou puts in his place John David and Hoel 

Da in the suit before the king between him and Agnes de Yescy, Thomas 

de Clar[e]^ Agatha de Mortuo Mari, Thomas de Bohun, Eleanor, countess 
of Winchester, Robert Aguyllon, and William de Mohun, concerning a 
trespass committed on Humphrey by them. 

To John de Oketon. Order not to attempt anything to the prejudice of 
the liberty of W. archbishop of York of his church of Beverley by reason of 
certain assizes in co. York that the king lately appointed him justice to take, 
some of which touch tenements in that liberty. [Prynne, Records, iii. 123.] 

June 18. Robert de Briwcs, who is going on pilgrimage to Pontigny (Pontiri') by 

Westminster, the king's licence, puts in his place William and Richard del Jardyn to 
prosecute his right to the custody of the manor of Taydene del Munt. 

To the barons and bailiffs of Winchelese. Order to cause the Jews who 
have recently entered that town and who dwell there to be removed thence 
without delay, without any damage to their bodies or goods, as according to 
the custom of the king's Jewry Jews ought not to dwell in any cities, 
boroughs or towns except those wherein they were wont to dwell of old time, 
and the king understands that certain Jews have entered Winchelese and 
dwell therein, in which town no Jew was wont to dwell in past times. 
[Feeder a. ~\ 

Enrolment of agreement between Baldwin Fillol and Margery, relict of 
John le Ferrun, whereby Baldwin demises at ferm to Margery all his 
manor of Tappingeho, co. Essex, with all its appurtenances, to hold of 
him and his heirs from Michaelmas; in the first year of the king's reign, 
until the end of twenty-one years next following, rendering yearly to the 
chief lords of the fee the due and accustomed services. During this time 
Margery shall take nothing from the wood pertaining to the manor 
except 'husbote' and 'heibote,' nor incur any expense in maintaining the 
manor, and if she do the expenses shall not be allowed to her. Baldwin also 
granted and swore on the gospels that if he wish to sell, pledge, or otherwise 



June 17. 

Westminster. 



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June 23. 

Westminster. 



June 24. 
Westminster. 



June 25. 
Westminster. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



July 10. 
Westminster. 



July 8. 
Westminster. 



Membrane *ld — cont. 

alienate the manor, Margery shall be preferred to others (propinquior sit 
omnibus aliis), provided that she be willing to give as much as others 
will. For this demise Margery has given to Baldwin 100/. beforehand, 
for which sum Baldwin avowed himself satisfied. For greater security 
Baldwin and Margery have caused this agreement to be enrolled ' de verbo 
ad verbum ' in the rolls of chancery. Witnesses : Walter Hervy, then 
mayor of London ; John Horn and Walter le Porter, then sheriffs of London ; 
John Adrian ; Richard Bona venture, Roger Bainard, John FilLol of Rallen- 
eden (sic) ; Bichard de Ewell ; Ralph de Cogeshale ; Geoffrey de Angr[e] ; 
John Mauduit ; John de Ultingg', John Fillol of Borham ; Richard, clerk 
of the sheriffs of London ; William de Sarr', clerk. 

To L[lewelyn] son of Griffin, prince of Wales. Inhibition of his erecting 
a castle at Abrunol near the castle of Montegomery, or a borough or town 
there, or a market there, ordering him to supersede entirely the repair and 
construction of the same, so that the king may not be compelled to apply his 
hand otherwise to this, as the king learns that he proposes to erect anew the 
said castle and to erect anew a borough or town and market. [Fcedera.] 

To the prior of Wenlok. Order to go in person to the said L[lewelyn], 
and to show to him this letter, and to make known L[lewelyn's] answer to 
the king, so that the king may provide a remedy in the premises. [Ibid.'] 

Ralph de Suff[olkia] and Laurence Hardel acknowledge in chancery that 
they owe to Stephen de Edde worth 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Middlesex and in the city of London. 

Peter de Nevill came into chancery and acknowledged that he had received 
from William de Chaworces 10/, which he will pay to William at the octaves 
of Michaelmas next ; and he grants that if he do not, the carucate of land in 
Carleton Curly, whereof he has enfeoffed William and given him seisin, shall 
remain to him for ever. If Peter pay the money to William at the said 
term, the carucate of land shall revert to Peter quit of William. 

William de Penebrugg acknowledges in chancery that he owes to Stephen 
de Exonia 10*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Hereford. Moreover, he found as pledges Adam le Clerc of Staundon 
and John le Clerc of Maumeshuil, who acknowledged that they would pay 
the said 10s. if William did not ; to be levied, if need be, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Hereford. 

John de Lithegreynes acknowledges that he owes to the executors of 
the will of Robert Waleraund 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. 

Walter de Basinges came into chancery and acknowledges that he owes 
to Peter Caku, merchant, of St. Malo (de Sancto Milone) 46/. ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

In like manner William de Bocland, Philip de Bocland, Humphrey le 
Marescall, Walter le Tayllur, Richard le Clerc, Godard Graspeis, Walter de 
Malsham and Walter de Cortfoun, and John de la Vynetrie acknowledged 
that they would pay the said money if Walter did not. 

Thomas de Bray came into chancery, and acknowledges that he owes to 
Walter de Helyun 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Buckingham and Bedford. 

The prioress of Aumbresbury came into chancery and acknowledges that 
she owes to Reginald son of Peter 160 marks ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Southampton. 

The prior of Stanes acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Basinges, 
citizen of London, 16 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

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Henry de Somery acknowledges that he owes to John de {sic) Lovet 10/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Gilbert de Brunesle and Richard Hay acknowledge that they owe to 
John de Dingeleye 60s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

Membrane 7d — Schedule. 

In cos. Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex, and Hertford, 
are appointed justices : R. Fulc[onis], and W. de Saham* 

In cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Southampton, Oxford, and Berks, are 
appointed justices : Master R. de Stan[es] and Master R. de Seyton. 

In cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, and Wilts, are appointed 
justices : H. de Monteforti and H. de Wolaventon. 

In cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, Salop, and Stafford, are 
appointed justices : Ralph de Hengham and Walter de Helyun. 

In cos. Buckingham, Bedford, Northampton, Warwick, Leicester, and 
Rutland, are appointed : Gilbert de Preston and William de Weyland. 

In the counties beyond Trent, J. de Oketon and Elias de Bekingham, 
and [another] shall be provided (provideatur sibi). 

For the gaol of Neugate, J. de Cobham and Roger de Bacheworth. 

Membrane 6d. 

William le Sage acknowledges in chancery that he owes to John le 

Breton 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Sussex. 

In like manner William de Wermynton acknowledges that the said 
money shall be levied of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex for John's 
use, if William le Sage do not pay. He has lands in co. Sussex. 

To the justice of Chester. Order to supersede entirely the suit between 
Philippa de Dntton and Robert de Standover, Thomas his brother and 
Thomas de Dutton in the court of Chester, and to tell Philippa on the 
king's behalf to come or send to the king's court, where he will cause 
speedy justice to be done to her, as Robert, Thomas and Thomas have 
shown the king that whereas they have no domicile in Cheshire (Cestresyr 9 ), 
and have not offended or forfeited therein in aught by reason whereof they 
ought to be drawn into a plea or otherwise aggrieved, and they are 
prepared to stand to right in the king's court and in co. Stafford, where 
they have a fixed domicile, if the king or any one wish to speak against 
them for aught, Philippa draws them into a plea before the said justice for 
robberies and other trespasses that she says they committed upon her at 
Mere, co. Stafford, so that they may be attached by their bodies by the 
justice for that cause in order to aggrieve them more, and it is unjust and 
contrary to the custom of the realm that any one of the realm shall be 
compelled to answer in Cheshire for things done in other counties. 

July 14. Reginald de Argenteym acknowledges in chancery that he owes to 
Westminster. Robert de Monteforti 30 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Cancelled on payment \ acknowledged by Henry de Fingrye (?) Robert's 
attorney. 

July 24. James de Aldithel[eye], sjn of James de Alditheleye, acknowledges in 

Westminster, chancery that he owes to Walter de Merton 10 marks; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Salop and 
Stafford. 

Memorandum, that Walter is bound to restore to James the letter 
obligatory whereby James his father was bound to Walter in the sum 



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July 25. 
Westminster. 



aforesaid, and if he have it not at hand, Walter grants that the letter shall 
be null. 

To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to execute the duty of his office by 
the usual distraints for the replevying of the beasts (averia) of the abbot 
of Thorneye that Hugh, bishop of Ely, Walter de Wylborham, Henry de 
Cotenham, Reginald son of Adam, and Roger Aboveton took and unjustly 
detain, as the king has frequently ordered the sheriff to cause the beasts to 
be replevied and to cause the abbot to be treated (deduct) justly, and the 
sheritf caused the order to be returned to the bailiffs of the bishop's liberty, 
who did nothing concerning it, as the sheriff has informed the king, where- 
fore the king ordered the sheriff not to omit entering the bishop's liberty, 
and to cause the beasts to be replevied, and he has signified to the king 
that he could not find or see the beasts within the liberty because they had 
been moved from place to place so that he might not find them. 

Robert Springold acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Windesore 
4 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Middlesex. 

In like manner Bartholomew Springold acknowledges for Robert that 
the said money shall be levied from his lands, etc., in co. Middlesex 
if Robert do not pay it. 

Erother Guy de Forrfesta]', master of the military order of the Temple 
in England, granted power to brother Warin, treasurer of the New Temple, 
London, and to brother Roger de Akeholt to make attorneys for him until 
All Saints next, unless he return to England in the meantime. 

— '- William de Hadestok, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 

Master Bonettus de Sancto Quintino, dean of Bruges, 42/. ; to be levied, in 

default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex and the city 
of London. 

William son of Reginald came before the king, on Thursday after 
St. James the Apostle, and sought to replevy to Robert Russell the latter's 
land in Stanstede, which was taken into the king's hands for Robert's 
default before the justices of the Bench against Margery, daughter of 
William Russel. 

Stephen de Chemdut acknowledges in chancery that he owes to Walter 
de Merton 20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Buckingham. Be it known that he made this recognisance for 
himself and his heirs, to wit that they shall pay this money to Walter, his 
executors and assigns. 

Aug. 3. William le Mercer of Northampton acknowledges that he owes to 

Westminster. Edmund de Bey vill 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Northampton. 

For this recognisance Edmund remitted to William what belonged to 
him of the marriage of Isolda, late the wife of Robert de Exemuth, tenant 
in chief of Henry III, and William's wife, which marriage the late king 
granted to Edmund by his letters patent, which Edmund has restored to 
William. 

Afterwards Edmund came and acknowledged that he had received from 
William \00s.for one of the term of payment. 



Membrane 5d. 

Thomas de Stagno acknowledges in chancery that he owes to John de 
la Cliche, parson of Berniugham church, 32 maiks for the fruits of John's 
church for the present autumn ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 



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1273. Membrane 5d — cont. 

Aug. 7. Nicholas de Kirkham came before the king, on Tuesday before St* 

St. Martin's-le- Lawrence, and sought to replevy to Thomas Pipard, the latter's land in 

(*rand, London. Langedon, Northbovy, Laverokeber[y], Swindon, Wingrave, and Hintles- 

ham, which was taken into the king's hands for Thomas's default before 

the justices of the Bench against Margaret, late the wife of Edmund 

Pipard. 

Aug. 12. Simon de Thorp, cierk of Sir Alexander de Balliol[o], acknowledges in 

St. Martin's-le- chancery that he owes to Queen Eleanor 10/. ; to be levied, in default of 
(*rand, London, payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Aug. 15. John de Herugg came before the king, on Thursday after the Assump- 

St. MartinVle- tion, and sought to replevy his land in Colelegh and Hupewill, and to 

Grand, London, Nicholas de Kycecote and to Robert Cole their land in Kicecote, which 

was taken into the king's hands for their default in the county [court] of 

Devon before the sheriff against Joan, late the wife of Robert le Cornu. 

Enrolment of agreement made on the eve of the Assumption, in the first 
year of the king's reign, between Walter, archbishop of York, and John 
son of Ralph de Picheford, witnessing that whereas the archbishop delivered 
to John at the said term 200 marks for his manor of Picheford, which 
John gave to the archbishop, the archbishop grants that if John pay to 
him 200 marks at Michaelmas next at the New Temple, London, the 
manor shall revert to John, and that if John do not pay the sum then, 
the archbishop shall give to John, for the remainder of the extent of 
200 marks, the sum of 100 marks for each 10 marks of land yearly, 20 
marks of land yearly being allowed to the archbishop in the extent of the 
manor for the said 200 marks that John first received. The fruits of the 
present autumn shall remain to John, to be collected by the hands of 
William de Hamelton, clerk, and to be reserved for John's use, and to be 
restored to him. If John pay the said 200 marks to the archbishop at the 
aforesaid term, then the charter of enfeoffment shall be restored to him. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Thomas de la Dune from 
Sir Walter de Merton of 80 marks, in which Walter was bound to him 
for the marriage of Edith, Thomas's wife, Walter's niece. Dated at 
London, in the presence of John de Kirkeby, Thomas de Wyndes[ore], 
Walter de Odyham, William de Hanyton, and Hugh de Gernemuthfa], on 
Monday before St. Bartholomew, 1 Edward I. 

Memorandum, that Thomas came into chancery, on the same day, 
and acknowledged that he had received the said 80 marks from Walter. 

Bartholomew le Especer of London acknowledges that he owes to 
Stephen de Eddeworth 100*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in the city of London. 

Grant to Walter de Fedesham, who is going to Ireland by the king's 
license, that John de Rugham shall be admitted as his attorney in all 
pleas, and that John may make attorneys when necessary in his place, 
until Whitsuntide next. 

Sept. 3. Geoffrey Costentyn came before the king, on Sunday after St. Giles, 

St. Martin's-le- and sought to replevy to Robert le Warner his land in Geldeston, which 
Grand, London. was taken into the king's hands for Robert's default before the justices 
of the Bench against Roger de Thweyt. 

Sept. 3. To the sheriff of Worcester. John de B reuse has shown the king that 

St. Martin's-le- whereas Roger de Clifford lately arramed by the late king's writ an assize 
Grand, London. f nove i disseisin before Robert Waleraund, the justice appointed for this 
purpose, against John concerning a tenement in Glabiry, and on the day 
prefixed by Robert it was alleged by John before the taking of the assize 
that the tenement was situated in the Welchery {Walecherid)^ and not 
within the said county, wherefore such an assize ought not, according to 



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55 



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Sept. 11. 
Cuddin^ton. 



Sept. 13. 

St, Martini, 
London. 



Membrane 5d — cont. 

the custom of tlic realm, to be taken concerning the tenement, and that 
Robert wishing to be informed thereof by the assize, although such excep- 
tion could not terminate the assize, proceeded to take the assize at the 
assertion of the jurors of the assize before any other discussion thereof had 
been taken, and adjudged the tenement and 80/. for damages to Roger 
by the recognition of the assize ; as an assize ought not lawfully to be taken 
in such case until it be ascertained by reasonable boundaries and perambu- 
lations made there or by other means whether the tenement was situated 
within that county or in the Welchery (Walecheria) , the king orders 
the sheriff to respite until Martinmas next the distraint upon John for 
the aforesaid 80/. in order that fuller certainty concerning the premises 
made be had in the meantime. 

Philip Diicwyn came before the king, on Thursday the eve of the 
Nativity of St. Mary, and sought to replevy to himself and Mariota his 
wife their land in Honeworth, which was taken into the king's hands for 
their default before the justices of the Bench against Geoffrey Hymune. 

Hugh de Bromeleye and Adam de Bromel[eye] came before the king, 
on Monday after the Nativity of St. Mary, and sought to replevy their land 
in Hughesdon, which was taken into the king's hands for their default 
before the justices of the Bench against William Quenild and Agnes his 
wife, and John Quenild and Amice his wife. 

Henry Dumblaunk and Isabella Dumblaunk came before the king, on 
Wednesday after Michaelmas, and sought to replevy their land in Bevers- 
brok, which was taken into the king's hands for their default against 
William Dumblaund (sic). 

Membrane 3d. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Ralph Pipard 
has shown the king that whereas he is indebted to the king at that 
exchequer in divers debts both for the debts of Stephen de Hereford, brother 
of Alda Pipard, his grandmother, whose heir he is, of the security (plegi- 
agio) of Geoffrey de Mariscis, and for his own goods, and that James de 
Aldithel[eye], late justiciary in Ireland, took up to the sum of 50 or 60 marks 
from the goods of Ralph's men in Ireland for the expedition of the king's 
affairs in those parts, for which money Ralph satisfied the said men, 
wherefore he has besought that allowance may be made to him for that 
sum in the said debts ; the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons, 
if they find that James took the goods of the men to the said sum -and 
not for the use of any one but the king, and that the goods were afterwards 
used in the expedition of the king's affairs, and not otherwise, and that 
the men applied (ceperint se) to Ralph for the money, and that they 
acquitted the king thereof, to cause the said 50 or 60 marks to be allowed 
to Ralph in the said debts, and to cause him to have full acquittance 
thereof. 

William de Thorp came before the king, on Saturday after Michaelmas, 
and sought to replevy the land of John le Meire, which was taken into 
the king's hands for John's default in the king's court against Agnes, late 
the wife of John Ryde. 

Memorandum^ that Thomas de Clare came into chancery, on Tuesday 
after Michaelmas, and released to Humphrey de Bohun the part falling to 
him of the custody of the lands that belonged to John de Turbervill in 

Memorandum^ that the son of Alan de Etton came before the king at 
Westminster, on Monday the feast of St. Denis, and sought to replevy his 
land in Etton, which was taken into the king's hands for his default in 
the king's court against Beatrice, late the wife of Robert de Etton. 



66 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



n 273 Membrane 3d — cont* 

Simon Pertesul acknowledges in chancery that he owes to James le 
Chauinberleng 100*.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Bedford. 

Memorandum, that tho king granted to the elect of Kilfenora 
(Fynaborert) that the temporalities of the bishopric shall be restored to 
him if he be confirmed, so that his envoy, whom he shall send into England 
for this purpose with power to take the elect's oath of fealty, shall receive 
the letters of the elect for the restitution of the temporalities, and shall 
carry them to him. [Prynne, Records, iii. 129.] 

Thomas de Clare, who is going to parts beyond the sea, has given power 
to Nicholas Syfrowast to make attorneys for him in all pleas until St. Hilary 
next. 

Hugh de Turbervill is ordered to be before the king, or his subjects 
supplying his place in England, on the morrow of Martinmas to answer 
to the king concerning the contempt and trespass committed by him in 
sending his men and Serjeants of Wales in aid to the castle of Humphrey 
de [Bohun at] Brikennou and to the adjoining lands to besiege that castle 
and to waste lands, etc. 

The like to Reginald son of Peter, 

Oct. 10, Walter de Kanc[ia] attorney of the queen, came into chancery, and 

Westminster, acknowledged that he had received from John le Despenser 65/. for 

Michaelmas term last, for the fine that John made with the queen for the 

ransom of certain of his lands In co. Worcester. 

__ — Thomas de Flaundene acknowledges that he owes to John de la More 225. ; 

to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

Robert de Somervill acknowledges that he owes to the executors of the 
will of Thomas de Windesor[e] 12 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northumberland. 

William Burgeys came before the king, on Wednesday before St. 
Edward, and sought to replevy his land in Aldestowe, which was taken 
into the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against 
John Reneward and others. 

Simon de Grindham came before the king, on Saturday the morrow of 
the Translation of St. Edward, and sought to replevy his land in Hen- 
hangre, which was taken into the king's hands for his default before the 
justices of the Bench against Joan, late the wife of Richard son of Bernard. 

The prior of Lewes, who is going to paris beyond sea, has given power 
to Master Robert de Foleburn and to Master Salvus de Bonon[ia] to make 
attorneys for him until the quinzaine of Easter next. By R. de Mortuo 
Mari, by R. Burnel and by brother Joseph. 

Richard de la Vache acknowledges that he owes to Isabella de Albiniaco, 
countess of Arundel, 300 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

And for this he found the following pledges, to wit Philip Durdent and 
Ralph Buzun of co. Buckingham, William son of William de Say of co. 
Essex, Alexander de Kirketon of co. Lincoln, John Kenelmy of co. 
Buckingham, and Ralph de Rademeld of co. Sussex, who likewise consti- 
tuted themselves principal debtors, and granted that if Richard do not pay, 
the money shall be levied of their lauds and chattels in the said counties, to 
wit from the lands of each 50 marks. 

The prior of Priterwell, who is going to parts beyond sea by the 
king's licence, has given power to Adam de Stratton and Roger de 
Botlingham to make attorneys for him in all pleas until the Purification 
next. 



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1273. Membrane 3d—cont. 

Memorandum, that Matilda, wife of Henry de Erdintoti, daughter of 
Reginald de Somery, and co-heiress of Nicholaa, daughter and co-heiress ot 
Hugh de Albiniaco, late earl of Arundel, granted that Henry may sue for 
her portion of the inheritance that belonged to Nicholaa, and that he may 
receive the portion in her name. 

Memorandum, that Margaret, wife of Ralph de C[r]umbewell, daughter 
and co-heiress of Nicholaa, late the wife of Roger Somery, daughter and 
co-heiress of Hugh de Albiniaco, earl of Arundel, came into chancery, and 
put her husband and Ralph de Ternehale in her place to receive her 
purparty of the inheritance of Nicholaa. 

The prior of Shuldeham acknowledges that he owes to Humphrey de 
Bohun, earl of Hereford, 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 



Membrane 2d. 

Memorandum, that Hugh de Weston, who is going to the Roman court 
by the king's licence, has given power to Adam de Sancto Georgio to make 
attorneys for him in all pleas until Michaelmas next. 

To L[lewelyn] son of Griffin, prince of Wales. Order to deliver 2,000 
marks to Poncius de Mora, the king's merchant, and 3,000 marks to 
Reginald de Grey, the king's justiciary, without delay, according to the 
tenor of previous orders of the king and his father, and not to omit in any- 
wise to do this, so that it may not be said or imputed to Llewelyn that he 
does not observe the peace made between him and the late king, as the late 
king as well as the present king frequently ordered him to make the said 
payments, in which he was bound to the late king by the form of the peace, 
and he has not hitherto paid the money, pretending that he has caused a 
tribute to be assessed on all his lands in order to pay this money to the 
king, which excuse the king considers null, especially as the money ought 
to be paid on fixed days and in fixed places without delay according to the 
form of the peace. 

July 30. To all to whom, etc. Notification that the abbot of Bee Hellouin has, 

Paris. in the king's presence, appointed Robert de Claro Becco his attorney in all 

pleas, and that the king has granted, at the abbot's instance, that Robert 

may make attorneys in the abbot's name before the king if the abbot cannot 

be present in person. Witnessed by the king. 

Memorandum, that Robert, who cannot intend to executing the premises 
because of his speedy return to parts beyond sea, has given power to 
brother Richard de Frenanvill, prior of Okeburn, and to brother William 
de Sancto Patrono to make other attorneys in his place according to the 
form of the preceding letter. * 

Memorandum, that the king has granted to brother Guy, master of the 
order of the Temple in England, who is going to Scotland* by the king's 
licence, that brother Roger de Acolt and brother Warin (Garinus), treasurer 
of the New Temple, London, shall be his attorneys in all pleas and that they 
may make other attorneys in their place until Easter next, unless the master 
return to England in the meantime. 

Oct. 3. John de Stavelley acknowledges in chancery that he owes to Philip le 

Westminster. Bret, citizen of London, 235. 8c?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. York. 

_ The abbot of Byleye acknowledges that he owes to Master Robert de 

— Lindes[eia] 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 



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1273. Membrane 2d — cont. 

Ralph son of Henry de Ingeworth acknowledges that he owes to Roger 
de Evesham 30 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

And he found the following pledges, to wit John de Lose and Hamund 
de la Grene, who constituted themselves principal debtors. 

Laurence de Sancto Michaele acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Saunford 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Surrey. 

Enrolment of letters of Henry [III.] to Master Roger and his fellows, 
justices lately in eyre in co. Sussex. Whereas William de Brewes 
impleaded before them in their eyre, by the king's writ of escheat, John le 
Sauvage concerning the manor of Segwyk, and it was agreed between the 
parties that the manor should be extended, and that a reasonable exchange 
for the lands of William, according to that extent, should be assigned to 
John by William, and that the manor of Segwyk should remain to William 
after such exchange had been made? which covenant is enrolled before the 
justices, and the justices stay the plea because the parties cannot agree 
concerning the exchange or extent : as the covenant was made concerning an 
uncertain thing, the king wills that justice shall be exhibited to the parties, 
or that the covenant shall be put into execution if the parties will consent 
to a certain form, and he therefore orders the justices to call the parties 
before them, and to induce them by means that they see fit to observe and 
execute the said agreement, if they will consent to a certain form, and if 
they will not, to proceed in the suit and to exhibit justice to the parties, so 
that renewed claim shall not reach the king herein through their default. 
Dated at Wyndes[ore], 19 June, in the 56th year of the reign. 

This writ under the late king's seal was delivered to Sir Martin de 
Littlebir[y] and his fellows, [justices] to [hold] the king's pleas, on the eve 
of St. Andrew, concerning the suit, which was re-summoned between the 
parties. 

Memorandum, that Jor[d]an de Sakevill held the manor of Amyngton, 
co. Oxford, of the king in chief by knight service, whereby the custody of 
Jordan's other fees pertains to the king. 

Membrane Id. 

July 28. The king to all persons inspecting these letters, greeting. Notification 
Paris. that the abbot of Caen has, in the king's presence, appointed Thomas 
Godriz, Moses de Fronton, Laurence de Brideton, and Peter called 'Faucon,' 
his attorneys in all pleas, and that the king at the abbot's instance, has 
granted that the said attorneys may appoint attorneys in their place before 
the king, if the abbot cannot be present in person, for the period of three 
years. 

Walter de Furneus acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Ciferwast 25 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Somerset. 

Roger la Ware acknowledges that he is bound t John la Ware, his 
father, in 1001. for the stock and crop of the manor of Wikeware, which he 
has of his father's gift, which sum Roger will pay to John or his executors 
within six months from the time when he shall be required to pay it by 
them ; to be levied of his lands and chattels in co. Gloucester, 



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1273. 



Membrane 14. 



Nov. 23. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 22. To Master Richard de Clyfford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, cause Hugh Poynz, eldest son of Nicholas Poynz, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of the manor of Tokinton, co. Gloucester, and of a moiety of the 
manor of Dullingham, co. Cambridge, together with the issues thereof, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas, long 
oefore his death, enfeoffed Hugh of the said manor and moiety, and that 
Hugh was in full and peaceful seisin thereof in his father's lifetime and 
afterwards, until he was ejected by the escheator and his ministers. 

William son of Hugh le Pestur of Wyteehirche, imprisoned at Oxford 
for the death of Thomas Spademan, wherewith he is charged, has letters to 
the sheriff of Oxford to bail him. 

■ Master Alan de Hallegh, William Piletrowe, Katherine la Baesse, William 

Bosse, and William Dykun, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of 

Robert Malesoures, whereof they are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of 
Northampton to bail them. 

To Master R. de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to put 
Ralph le Usser, the bearer of these presents, in some place in the king's 
service where he may stay most conveniently for the king's use, until the 
king's arrival in England, or until the king shall cause other ordinance 
concerning his estate to be made, and to pay to him 7^d. day for his expenses 
in the meantime, as the king believes that Ralph's service may be necessary 
to him. 

To the same. Order to cause dower to be assigned to Agnes, late the 
wife of Nicholas le Seculer, tenant in chief, as she has taken oath upon the 
gospels before those who supply the king's place that she will not marrv 
without the king's licence. 

To Walter de Kancia, keeper of the manor of Ryngewode. Order to 
deliver the manor, with all the things contained therein and with the issues 
thereof, to N. bishop of Winchester, to hold in the king's name until Mid- 
Lent next, on condition that he then restore the manor with the issues 
thereof to the king unless the king shall otherwise ordain. The keeper is 
ordered to certify the king concerning the things in the manor and the 
issues thereof that he shall deliver in execution of this order. 

To Master Henry de Bray, constable of Bergeveny castle. Order to 
restore without delay all the goods and chattels that belonged to George de 
Cantilupo, tenant in chief, and all the issues received from the lands that 
belonged to George until the day of his death to the executors of his will, to 
make execution of his will therewith. n '"* ' 

To John de Reygate, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to Joan 
late the wife of Robert de Sutton, tenant io chief, 15/. from the lands that 
belonged to Robert, which the king has granted to her to hold in tenancy 
until her dower be assigned to her from the lands. 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause Nicholaa, late the wife of Robert de Thatteshale, tenant in chief, to have 
seisin of the manors of Thibenham, Bredon, and Candelby, which belonged 
to Robert, and which the king has granted to her to hold in tenancy until 
dower be assigned to her from the lands that belonged to Robert. 



60 



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1273. Membrane 14— -com. 

Sewall son of Gilbert, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of William 

son of Reginald, wherewith he is charged, has letters to bail him. 

Nov. 25. To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to deliver to Roger de Burghull, 
Westminster. Roger Pykard of Staundon, Walter de Avenebyr[y], and William de 
Furches, late taxors and collectors of the twentieth in that county, 20/., 
to wit 100s. each, for their expenses about the taxation and collection of the 
said twentieth unless they have previously received these expenses by another 
writ. 

Nov. 24. To Master Richard de Clifford], escheator this side Trent. Whereas 
Westminster, the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Eufemia, wife of 
Walter de Burgo, and Margery, wife of Geoffrey de Funteynes, and Alice, 
wife of Walter de Billingeye, are daughters and next heirs of Walter de 
Evermuth, tenant in chief, and are of full age, and that the lands that Alice, 
late the wife of the said Walter, held in dower of her husband's gift in 
Runham, which the escheator took into the king's hands at her death, 
ought to pertain by right of inheritance to Eufemia, Margery and Alice; and 
the king has taken the fealty of Walter, Geoffrey and Walter, their husbands, 
and has rendered the said lands to them and their wives upon condition that 
Walter, Geoffrey and Walter shall come before him on his arrival in 
England to do homage to him therefor, and partition has been made 
of the said lands by the consent and wish of Walter and Eufemia, Geoffrey 
and Margery, Walter and Alice before the king's subjects supplying his 
place in England, in this manner, to wit that Walter and Eufemia shall 
have as Eufemia's purparty 14 acres of arable land and 5^d. of several 
pasture and lOd. of the rent of the freemen, and 7s. 2d. of the rent of the 
customary tenants (custumar 9 ), and 2s. 6\d. for autumn works, and 20d. of the 
ploughing (arrura), and 3d. of the hoeing (serclacione), and 6\d. of the rent 
of hens, and 1 2 \d. of the rent called * hundreseot,' and 6s. Sd. of the rent of 
the saltmakers, and A\d of the toll ; and that Geoffrey and Margery shall 
have as Margery's purparty 14 acres of arable land, and 5\ d. of several 
pasture, [etc. as in preceding assignment], and that Walter and Alice shall 
have as Alice's purparty 14 acres of arable land and 5\d. of several pasture 
[etc. as above] : the king therefore orders the escheator to receive security 
from Vf alter and Eufemia, Geoffrey and Margery, Walter and Alice for 
payment of their reliefs, and to cause them to have seisin of the said lands 
according to the above partition. By the hand of W. de Merton. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Roger de Langeford the custody of a 
carucate of land in Tuderleye, which he held of the king in chief by 
serjeanty, to hold by the permission of the king's subjects supplying his 
place in England until the king's return from'parts beyond sea, on condition 
that what the king shall order by his council shall then be done, and that 
Roger shall not make any waste or destruction of the houses, gardens or 
other appurtenances of the land in the meantime, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the escheator that Roger granted the carucate to Walter 
de Langeford, his son, to hold of him for Roger's life, rendering to Roger 
therefor 61. yearly. The king makes this order, because he compassionates 
Roger's poverty, although this alienation was made without the late king's 
licence, and although many assert that the wardship of the land ought to 
pertain to the king by reason of Walter's death, his heir being a minor. 
[Ryley, Placita, p. 43,] 

Gilbert Conrey of Kedinton and Hugh le Tailur of Kedinton, imprisoned 

at St. Edmunds for the death of Edmund Bunting, wherewith they are 

charged, have letters to the sheriff of Suffolk to bail him. 

John de Denham, imprisoned at Walyngford for the death of Robert 
Beupe, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Surrey to bail 
him. 



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1273. Membrane 14 — cont. 

Richard de Refkam and John Launce, imprisoned at Norwich for the 
death of Philip de Akeford and of Ralph Sad, wherewith they are charged, 
have letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail them. 

Nov. 29. To Geoffrey de Grenevill, justiciary of Ireland. Order to deliver to David 

Westminster, de Offynton the lands in Ireland that belonged to Greorge de Cantilupo, 
tenant in chief, together with a wardship of George's fee that lately 
fell in, as the king is sending David to have the custody of the lands and 
wardship during pleasure, so that he may answer to the king for the issues 
thereof. The justiciary is ordered to commit to David the expedition of 
other affairs of the king in those parts in which he may be necessary to the 
king, as the justiciary shall see fit, and to pay to him 40 marks for his 
expenses for this year. 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to Nicholaa, late the wife of Robert de Tatteshale, tenant in chief, the manor 
of Thopecroft, extended at 30/. 9*. 2f tf. ; the manor of Bredon, extended at 
28L 16s. ll^d. ; the manor of Candelby, extended at 23/. ; and the manor of 
Mauteby, extended at 8/. 16s. OJe?., which the king has assigned to her as 
dower from the lands that belonged to Robert. 

To Stephen de Pencestr[ia], constable of Dover castle. Order to restore 
to William de la Greston, clerk, his lands, which Stephen, when he was 
bheriff of Kent, took into the king's hands by reason of William's arrest and 
imprisonment in the late king's prison at Canterbury for divers crimes 
wherewith he was charged, until he was delivered as a clerk, by reason of 
the ecclesiastical liberty, to the official of B. then archbishop of Canterbury, 
the archbishop being in parts beyond sea, as the said clerk has purged his 
innocence before the official. 

Dec. 5. To the bailiffs of Dunwich. Order to deliver to Edmund de Caldecotes, 

Westminster, keeper of that town, one mark weekly from the issues and amercements in 
the tow r n, from Whitsuntide last to Christmas next, towards his expenses in 
keeping the town, 

Dec. 7. Peter de Whitefeld, John Page, Geoffrey Kempe, and Adam le 

St. Martin's-le- Arblaster, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Thomas son of John de 
Grand, London. Lednes, whereof they are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of Norfolk 
to bail them. 

Gilbert le Warenner of Caveham, William de Smal thorn, and Richard 
de la Tuneshend, imprisoned at St. Edmunds for the death of Clement de 
Lowiseshall, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of 
Suffolk to bail them. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the prior of St. 
Bartholomew's, London, to be acquitted of 40s. in which he was amerced 
by reason of the common summons of the eyre of the justices last in eyre 
in co. Essex, as it appears by inspection of the rolls of the late king's 
chancery that the prior had quittance of the common summons of that 
eyre. 

Dec. 6. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

St. Martin's-le- cause John Daniel and Cicely his wife, sister and co-heiress of Nicholas le 
Grand, London. £} e culer, tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands specified below, upon 
John's finding security for rendering his relief to the king, as according 
to the partition made in the king's court of the lands that belonged to 
Nicholas, the king assigned to Cicely 5 acres of arable land in Wistanton, 
extended at 20 d. yearly, and 2 marks of yearly rent in the town of 
Hereford, and a fifth of a pound of pepper in that town, and in the 
field of Sutton 47 acres of arable land, worth 15s. Sd. yearly, price of an 
acre 4c?., and 15^ acres of meadow, worth 18*. Id. yearly, price of an acre 



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1273. Membrane 14 — cont. 

14 d. 9 and 4 acres of pasture, worth 4s. yearly, and 16.?. of yearly rent of 
Nicholas le Seculer, brother of the said Nicholas, and ISd. of yearly rent of 
Richard de Sancto Egidio. And the king has taken John's fealty for the 
lands, on condition that he come before the king on the king's arrival in 
England to do homage to him therefor. Given by the hand of W. de 
Merton, the chancellor. 

John de Brully, Robert de Brully, Henry de Brully, Simon son of Robert 
de Brully, William, brother of the said Simon, John de Brully of Aston, 
Robert Persun of Kinewarton, Reginald his brother, Richard le Garzun of 
Aston, Robert Aswy, Ranulph del Chaste], Peter de Hauvill, William le 
Forester, Robert son of Rose, William de Kirkeby, Simon le Garsun, Simon 
Ballard, John Samuel, William le Serjaunt, Henry de Wolwardington, 
Roger Craddoc, Ralph Beverage, William his brother, Henry de 
Alencestr[ia], Geoffrey son of Roger le Charpenter, Richard de Hokeley, 
Alexander Kareles, William de Lachelade, John Hume ' le mestre', Roger 
Bulloc, Robert Wride, John his son, Thomas Aboveton, Adam Wilm, and 
William de Twyford, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of William 
Sobbere, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Warwick 
to bail them. 

To Roger de Langeford. Order to deliver to Joan, late the wife of 
Walter, his son, a third of a carucate of land in Tuderleye, as the king 
lately granted that carucate to him to hold until the king's return to 
England [at page 60 above], and Joan, who has no goods whence she 
may be maintained, lately came to the king's court and demanded her 
dower from that carucate ; and the king's subjects supplying his place in 
England granted to her a third part thereof, to hold for her maintenance 
and for that of her children until the king's return to England. If Roger 
do not deliver the said third to her, the king will cause it to be assigned to 
her according to the extent. 

Dec. 9. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to release from prison John 

St. Martin's-le- de Denham, who is imprisoned in Neugate for the death of Robert Beupe, 
Grand, London. s i a j n a fc Biflete, in co. Surrey, as John atte Sonde, Alexander Lad, Richard 
le Prestur of Waybrugg, William atte More, William Attehache, William 
de Erlich, Robert West of Biflete, Hugh le Glide, Peter de Wintredeshull, 
Adam le Coupere. William Barat, and Adam son of Hugh le Cupere of co. 
Surrey have mainperned before the sheriff of that county to have John 
before the justices at the first assize in those parts, to stand to right if any 
one will speak against him in this behalf, as the sheriff has informed the king. 

Membrane 14 — Schedule 1. 

JPersons to be written to for the king. 

The abbot of St. Augustine's, Bristol, receiver of the tallage there. 

The abbot of St. Peter's, Gloucester, receiver of co. Gloucester. 

The prior of Okeburn, receiver of Marleberge. 

The abbess of Wylton, receiver of Wilton. 

The abbot of la Hyde, receiver of Winchester. 

The abbot of Oseneye, receiver of Oxford. 

The prior of St. Andrew's, Northampton, receiver of the same. 

The prior of Keneyl worth, receiver of Warwyk. 

The prior of Newenham, receiver of Bedeford. 

The prior of Worcester, receiver of the same. 

The master of Dinemor, receiver of Hereford. 

The abbot of St. Mary's, York, receiver of York. 

The prior of the order of St. Gilbert, Lincoln, receiver there. 



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1273, Membrane 14 — Schedule 1 — cont* 

The prior of St. Leonard's, Stanford, receiver there. 
The prior of Lenton, receiver of Notingham. 
The prior of Norwich, receiver there. 
The prior of Colne, receiver of Subbyr[y]. 
The abbot of St. John's, receiver of Colchester. 
The prior of Bernewell, receiver of Cambridge. 

The treasurer of the Temple, London, receiver of the tallage of London. 
The abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, receiver of the tallage in the 

same. 
The prior of St. Nicholas, Exeter, receiver of the tallage of Exeter. 

[Endorsed :] 

Writs to be directed for the king J* 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Exeter. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Gloucester. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Wylton. 

To the mayor of Bristol. 

To the mayor of Marleberg. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Winchester. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Oxford. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Northampton. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Warewyk. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Bedford. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Worcester. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Hereford. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of York. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Lincoln. 

To the sheriff, the constable and bailiffs of Stanford. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Nottingham. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Norwich. 

To the sheriff and to the bailiffs of Subbyr[y]. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Colchester. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Cambridge. 

To the sheriffs and to the mayor of London. 

To the sheriff and to the mayor of Canterbury. 



Membrane 14 — Schedule 2. 

Nov. 28. To Master Bichard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Whereas the 
Westminster, king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Eufemia, wife of 
Walter de Burgo, Margery, wife of Geoffrey de Funteynes, and Alice, wife 
of Walter de Billengeye, are daughters and next heirs of Walter de 
Evermith, tenant in chief, and are of full age, and that the lands that Alice, 
late the wife of the said Waiter [de Evermith], held in dower in Kneye, 
Stretton and Kestesby, which the escheator took into the king's hands at 
her death, pertain by right of inheritance to Eufemia, Margery and Alice, 
and the king has taken the fealty of Walter, Geoffrey and Walter, husbands 
of Eufemia, Margery and Alice, and has rendered these lands to them and 
their wives, upon condition that Walter, Geoffrey and Walter come before 
the king on his arrival in England to do homage to him therefor ; and with 
the assent and will of the said Walter and Eufemia, Geoffrey and Margery, 
Walter and Alice, partition is made between them of the said lands before 
the king's subjects supplying his place in England, in this manner, to wit 

* In the following cases the sheriffs of the counties in which the boroughs lie are intended. 



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1273. Membrane 14 — Schedule 2 — cont. 

that Walter and Eufemia shall have as Eufemia's purparty a messuage, 10 
acres of arable land, and 10 acres of meadow; and that Geoffrey and 
Margery, Walter and Alice shall have the like as the purparties of 
Margery and Alice respectively: the king therefore orders the escheator 
to cause the said Walter and Eufemia, Geoffrey and Margery, Walter and 
Alice to have seisin of the lands according to that partition. Given 
by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

Membrane 13. 

Dec. 18. Robert son of Thomas de Armeston, Geoffrey Walenger, Henry le 

St. Martin's-le- Taillur, John son of Robert de Coventon, William Fulput, and Albinus 
Grand, London. \ e River, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of John son of Alan de 

Pokebroke, whereof they are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of 

Northampton to bail them. 

Hamo Burd, bastard, William son of Hamo Burd, Richard de Cudesford, 
and William de Patesleye, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of William 
de Patesleye, whereof they arc appealed, have letters to the sheriff of 
Norfolk (No[r'\wi&) lo bail them. 

Dec. 28. To the bailiff of the king's manor of Banstede. Order to perform fully 

Cuddington. and without delay the matter that Robert Burnell lately enjoined upon him 
concerning the restoration to William de Appelderefend of his goods and 
chattels in that bailiwick, the king having committed to Robert the 
execution of the matter pending (vertitur) between the king and John de 
Burgo, the elder, concerning John's lands. 

William son of Robert Poygnaunt, imprisoned at Arundel for the death 

of an unknown man, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 

of Sussex to bail him. 

Wu[l]winus de Boycot, Geoffrey de Wikenn', and Hugh de Stowe, im- 
prisoned at Aylesbir[y] for trespass of venison, have a writ to R. de 
Clifford, justice of the Forest, to bail them until the coming of the justices 
for pleas of the Forest in those parts. 



1274 

Jan. 28. 
Westminster. 



To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause Elizabeth, late the wife of Richard de Cyfrowaste of Clifware, tenant 
in chief, to have seisin of tha lands, etc. specified below, which the king 
has assigned to her as dower of the lands that belonged to her husband, 
according to the partition thereof made by the escheator, to wit a great 
chamber with a little stable and a little garden on the west side, and with 
a third of a fishery, dovecote and wood on the south side, as certain bounds 
show, and a third of the rent of assize of the free tenants, to wit 
17*. 4c?. ; 2*. from Ralph de Purle ; 2*. from Margaret de Cyferwast ; 
6.9. 8d. from Richard le Tayllur ; 12c?. from Henry de Coningeston ; 3*. Gd. 
from John le Despenser; 18c?. from Adam Freman ; \2d. from William 
Blaunkgerun ; 12c?. from Robert le Carpenter; 13c?. from William de 
Lyford ; 12c?. from Matthew de Channel ; 2c?. from Richard Buns ; a third 
of a pound of pepper from Wyganus de Cyferwast ; a third of the rent of 
assize of the customary tenants (custumariorum), to wit 4s. Gd. from 
Nicholas Edrich ; 4*. 6d. from William Ilger ; 4s. from Walter de 
Stichele; 3*. 10c?, from Christiana del Temple; 4s. from Ranulph le 
Provost ; 2s. 4c?. from Robert le Glide ; 12d. from Gilbert le Mouner, 
21fc?. from Thomas Bayllard; \4\d. from John de Stichele; 14c?. from 
Juliana Herte ; 21fc?. from John Wodeyak; four hens or 4c?. from 
Churgetta ; and a third of the rent of assise of the free tenants of Windes- 
[ore], to wit 3*. 2d. from Philip le Ferrurr, Sd. from Hugh de Porta, 16c?. 
from Gilbert Gofeire, 20d. from Cutellus, 2s. from William Catel, Gd. 
from Robert de Eiidaker, 6c?. from William le Parker, 18s. from Ralph 



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1274. Membrane 13 — cont. 

Serle ; and a third of the arable land in the field of Gosewelde, containing 
21§ acres divided by lot, and a third of 17 acres in the field of Opefeld, and 
a third of an acre divided by lot, a third of 12 acres of meadow, a third 
of an acre divided by lot, a third of 3 acres of pasture, and a third of an 
acre. 

To Edmund de Caldecote, keeper of the town of Dunwich. Order to 
release William de Suthwalde, whom he lately took by the king's order for 
certain trespasses wherewith he is charged before Thomas de Clare, and 
whom he detains in Oreford castle, on bail upon his finding twelve 
lawful men who shall mainpern to have him before the king at his order, oi 
before the king's subjects deputed for this purpose, to stand to right in the 
king's court concerning the trespasses. 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
deliver to Margaret, late the wife of Ralph de Ludinton, tenant in chief, a 
third of a chief messuage, curtilage, fishery, several pasture and mill, and 
a virgate and a half of land, and a third of half a virgate of land in 
Ludinton, and 75s. 3d. of the rent of the free men and customary tenants, 
in Wilmundecot, Ludinton and Drayton, which the king has assigned to her 
as dower of her husband's lands. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Alice, late the wife of Gilbert de 
Preston, the manors of Bylling, Wotton, Sumewardeby and Botheby, which 
belonged to Gilbert, together with the wood of Arnho, saving to Gilbert's 
heir two parts of the enacts and of the common of pasture, which he ought 
to have in the forest of Salcey (Salceto') by reason of the said wood, which 
manors and wood the king has assigned to Alice as her dower of her 
husband's lands. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to respite 
until the king's arrival in England all debts of the Jewry touching William 
de Appledrefeld. 

To John de Estwod, keeper of the bishopric of London. Order to cause all 
the arable lands pertaining to the bishopric to be cultivated and sown from the 
issues of the bishopric, except those that the executors of the late bishop are 
bound to cultivate and sow, as has hitherto been usually done during 
voidance by the executors of the bishops of London. 

To the bailiffs of Dunwich. Order to deliver to Edmund de Caldecote, 
keeper of the town of Dunwich, one mark weekly from Whitsuntide last 
until the Purification following, for his expenses about the said custody. 

Jan. 30. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, deliver to Nicholas de Audithelfeye], clerk, the castles and lands that 

belong to James son of James de Audithel[eye], tenant in chief, the seisin 

whereof the escheator lately took for the king's use, as the king has 

committed the custody thereof to Nicholas during pleasure. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a verderer for the 
forest of Whittelwode to be elected in place of William de Braundeston, 
deceased. 

■ To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

deliver to William Lovel certain land in Weledon, as the king learns by 

inquisition taken by the escheator that William lately enfeoffed John Lovel 
his son of the said land, to hold to himself and the heirs of his body, 
with reversion to William and his heirs, and that John died without an 
heir of his body, and that the land ought to revert to William, and that 
the escheator took it into the king's hands solely by reason of John's 
death. 
u 96998t t? 



Jan. 30. 

Westminster. 



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1274. Membrane 13-—cont. 

To the same. Order to cause Joan, late the wife of William de 
Langedoo, to have seisin of a third of a messuage, 63 acres of arable land, 
1| acres and a rood of meadow, 2\ acres and a rood of pasture in Langedon, 
and 6s. l\d. of rent, and the service and works of Walter Seman, which the 
king has assigned to her as dower of her husband's lands. 

Feb. 5. To the same. Order to assign to Amabil[ia], late the wife of Roger de 

Westminster. Somery, tenant in chief, 15/. yearly of land in the manor of Seggesl[eye], 
which belonged to Roger, in full satisfaction of her dower. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to deliver from prison 
Richard Asshewy, Adam le Taverner, Ivo le Lyngedraper, John de Gumb, 
William de Bixhill and John de Coventrpa], whom the mayor and sheriffs 
detain in JSTeugate for certain trespasses charged upon them, and to restore 
to them all their goods and chattels arrested for this cause, if they will 
swear on the gospels before the mayor and sheriffs that they will not stay 
any longer in the city, nor return thither without the licence of the king 
and of the citizens. 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

assign all the issues of the manor of Wikes, which belonged to Roger de 

Wikes, deceased, who held in chief by knight service of the custody of the 
land and heir of Roger de Tony, [who] is in the custody of Richard de Rrus, 
to one or two of the tenants of that manor, who shall answer to Richard 
de Rrus, therefor, until the manor be restored to the right heirs of Roger de 
Wik[es]. 

To the constable of the Tower of London. Order to deliver John de 
Louthorp, Nicholas Harpin, William de Rurgo and John de Cor wen, charged 
with and arrested for contention and discord lately arisen in the university 
of Oxford between the scholars of the university, and for divers homicides 
and trespasses, who were delivered to the constable by Roger de Mortuo 
Mari, to Master William de Middelton, official of Canterbury, or to the dean 
of Arches, London, in place of the said official, to have them before the 
king or those whom he shall appoint for this purpose to stand to right 
where and when they oughts 

Membrane 13 — Schedule. 
To W. archdeacon of Rochester. Whereas, as the king learns, Andrew 
de Londonpa], monk of Winchester, asserting that he has a right in the 
priory of Winchester, draws Valentine, prior of that place, in a cause before 
the archdeacon by the apostolic authority, and the king considers that 
Andrew was suspected to him and his father in the time of the disturbance 
in the realm, opposing them by his endeavours, and esteems him useless for 
all promotion (prelatura) in the realm and unfaithful to him; the king 
therefore requests the archdeacon not to hasten in this cause to an issue or 
sentence suspect or prejudicial to the king, especially as in the time of 
the king and his predecessors no persons, where there was cause of suspicion 
and hatred, ought or were wont to be admitted to promotion in the kingdom. 



Jan. 16. 



Membrane 12. 

Feb. 8. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to deliver John de Louthorp, Nicholas 

Westminster. Harpin, Gilbert Heris, Robert de Menill, William de Burgo, John de Cor- 
wenn, Thomas Rrun, Roald de Clesby, Gilbert de Calewy, Hugh de 
Watlekes, Alan his brother, Peter Harpyn, John de Norham, Laurence 
Brade, Richard de Okeham, Roger de Freston, Geoffrey de Meddelham, 
Master William de Durley, Robert le Fauconer, John Harpin, John 
Stalpin, Robert de Bekyngham, Alan his brother, Andrew de Lyn, Thomas 
Oliver, Robert de Cokeburn, Adam de Berewik, Hugh de Clastlun, John 



2 EDWARD I. 67 



1274. Membrane 12 — cont. 

de Hertclyve, Hugh de Dunecastrpa], Patrick de Haverinton, William 
Bussy, William de Cleping, Roger le Fleg', William le Comyn, Peter de 
Harington, Walter le Keu, William de Burmingham, Hubert de Hayod, 
Thomas Rouland, Thomas de Sancto Davide, Philip de Langeporte of 
Ireland, Peter de Radenour, Stephen Waspayl, and Serlo de Sutton of 
Ireland^ arrested by reason of contention and discord in the university of 
Oxford between the scholars thereof, and charged with divers homicides 

and trespasses, and delivered to the sheriff by # , to Master 

William de Middelton, official of Canterbury, or to Master Thomas de 
Cantilupo, precentor of York, in lieu of him, to have them before the king 
or those assigned by him for this purpose when and where they ought to 
stand to right concerning this. 

Master Thomas de Biriaund, Peter de Lek, Master Nicholas de Marnham, 
Adam de Levinton and William his nephew have like letters to the same 
sheriff. 

To Master R. de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to Matilda, late the wife of Robert Waleraund, tenant in chief, the manors 
of Tatlynton and Edmundescote, co. Worcester, Frompton and a carucate 
of land in Wike, co. Gloucester, Lavynton and Jatesbur[y], Winterburn, 
and 5 marks of rent yearly in Fischereston, co. Wilts, Podmton, co. Devon, 
Weston, co. Hertford, and 8/. of rent in Glemesford, co. Suffolk, which are 
extended to 99/. 12s. l^d., which the king has assigned to her to hold in 
dower in part satisfaction of 112/. 3$. Od. of land that she claimed in dower 
before the justices at Westminster against Alan de Plogenet and others, who 
were enfeoffed by Robert with divers of his tenements, who vouched to 
warranty Robert Walerand, nephew and heir of the said Robert, a minor 
in the king's wardship. The king will assign the remaining 12/. 12s. \\d. 
(sic) of land to Matilda as soon as he is able. 

To the same. Order to deliver the oxen and the horses (affros) of three 
ploughs at Haveresham, which the attorneys of the queen, the king's mother, 
lately bought from the executors of the will of Nicholas de Haveresham, 
deceased, tenant in chief, and which the escheator afterwards took into the 
king's hands, to the said queen's attorneys for her use, as the attorneys 
bought them from the executors of Nicholas's will. By R. Burnel. 

To the same. Order to cause Isabella, late the wife of William de 
Cumbe, to have seisin of the following lands, which the king has assigned 
to her in dower : a house in Cumbes, in place of a third of the chief 
messuage that belonged to William there ; 13 acres and a rood of land in 
the field called ' Morfeud,' in the middle part, and 13 acres of land in the 
field called * Estfeud,' in the middle part ; 16J acres and a rood of land in 
the middle part ; an acre and a rood of meadow in the meadow called 
' Suthham,' in the middle part; a fishery extending from the weir of Roger 
Gernun to the weir of William ; a pasture called ' Radewell ' ; 4$. 4d. 
of yearly rent of Alexander de Draycote, Roger Pike, and Richard Hud; 
three villeins in Chirchefeud, to wit Robert Kene, William Bolle and 
Richard Elyot, with their services and rents, and two cottars, to wit 
Sibyl la Blake and Emma Treweman, with their services and rents. 

To the escheator in co. Chester. Alice de iSello Campo has shown the 
king that whereas she held the custody of the manor of Doneham, in the 
time of James de Aldithel[eye], in the time of the late king, from which 
custody she was ejected after James's death, and that she afterwards 
recovered the custody by an inquisition taken by the order of W. archbishop 
of York, Roger de Mortuo Mari and Robert Burnell, supplying the king's 
place in England, and that she was lately ejected again by an inquisition to 



* The name {per dilectum et fidelem nostrum) has been erased. 

E 2 



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1274. Membrane 12 — cont. 

which she was not summoned, and upon which she had not put herself, as 
is testified by the barons of the exchequer ; wherefore the king lately ordered 
Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester, to cause Alice to have seisin of the 
custody again, and he has done nothing in execution of the order, but has 
delivered seisin of the manor to the escheator for the king's use; the king 
therefore orders the escheator to deliver seisin of the custody to Alice. 

To Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester. Order to cause Alice to have 
again seisin of the custody of the aforesaid manor, in accordance with the 
king's previous order, so that renewed complaint may not reach the king. 
Feb. 8. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, deliver the manors of Eyton, with its member of Hamme and Houcton, 
which belonged to George de Cantilupo, tenant in chief, to Eudo la Zuche 
and Milicent his wife, sister and co-heiress of George, to hold in tenancy 
until partition of George's inheritance have been fully made between them 
and their parcener of the inheritance. 

To the same. Order to assign to Isabella, late the wife of John son of 
Alan, tenant in chief, 108*. of land in the manor of Oswestry (de Albo 
Monasterio), which manor belonged to John, as the king has assigned this 
rent to her in dower, in satisfaction of 108s. of land that she claimed as 
dower before the king's justices at Westminster against Reymund de 
Haghman and certain others, who were enfeoffed by John with divers of his 
tenements, and who vouched to warranty Richard, son and heir of the said 
John, a minor in the king's wardship. 

Feb. 8. To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, restore the bailiwick of the forest of La Kanec, which he took into the 
king's hands for divers trespasses committed therein, to Thomas de 
Weseham, the late keeper of the same, to hold until the king's return from 
parts beyond sea, by permission of his subjects supplying his place in 
England, and to cause him to whom the justice committed the forest from the 
time of its being taken into the king's hands to come before the barons of 
the exchequer in fifteen days from Easter next to answer to the king for 
the issues received therefrom in the meantime. 
— Robert son of Richard de Trode and Alice his sister, imprisoned at 

Norwich for the death of William de la Chambre of Perham, wherewith 

they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail them. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to provide 60 oxen and cows, 
Westminster. 60 swine, two fat boars, 60 live sheep, 3,000 capon3 and hens, and 40 bacon- 
pigs against the king's coronation feast at the octaves of Easter, by the 
view of the bearer of these presents, so that the sheriff have them at 



next, there to be 
the hand of W. 



delivered to the 
de Merton, the 



Wyndes[ore] on the eve of Easter 
constable of that castle. Given by 
chancellor. [Fcedera.] 

Like orders for various quantities of provisions to the sheriffs of the 
following counties : 

Buckingham and Bedford. 

Oxford. 

Kent. 

Surrey and Sussex. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to allow William Noel, 
clerk, to dwell within the city until the king's arrival in England, by per- 
mission of the king's subjects supplying his place in England, provided he 
shall behave himself well in the king's faith, as the king learns from 
William's complaint that the mayor and sheriffs do not permit him to dwell 
in London for certain reasons. 



Warwick and Leicester. 
Somerset and Dorset. 
Essex. [Ibid.] 



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1274. 

Feb. 10. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 14. 
Westminster. 



Feb. 14. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 28. 

Westminster. 



Feb. 28. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

To the baroDS of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to respite until Michael- 
mas the demand on Ralph Pipard for rendering 30/. to the king at the exche- 
quer, by permission of the king's subjects supplying his place in England. 

To Roger de Wauton and John de Swyneford, justices to hold pleas of 
the market. Order to deliver all the money that they have received and 
may receive before Easter next from the issues of the market aforesaid to 
Adam de Winton[ia] aud Joceus de London[ia], citizens, for purchases for 
the king before his coronation feast, as enjoined upon the said citizens, 
certifying the king of the sum delivered by them. 

William Curde, imprisoned at Guldeford for the death of Nicholas 
Curde, wherewith he is charged, has letters of the king to the sheriff of 
Surrey to bail him. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London and the men appointed to levy the 
arrears of the fine of 20,000 marks in that city. Order to respite the demand 
made on William de Haddestok. their fellow- citizen, for the arrears of the 
said fine due from him by reason of his rents within the city until the 
king's return from parts beyond sea, by permission of the king's subjects 
supplying his place in England. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, 
the chancellor. By Robert Burnel. 

John de Northay, William Cat and Henry de Gremarde, imprisoned at 
Ipswich for the death of Richard G-ardele, whereof they are appealed, have 
letters to the sheriff of Suffolk to bail them. 

Richard son of Roger de Wissenden and Thomas his brother, imprisoned 
at Ocham for the death of Robert Cuyt of Wissenden, whereof they are 
appealed, have a writ to the sheriff of Rutland to bail them. 

Richard le Duk of Wissenden imprisoned at Ocham for the death of 
Thomas de Assewell, wherewith he is charged, has a writ to the sheriff* of 
Rutland to bail him. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to deliver to John de 
Burgo, the elder, 110 marks yearly, which the king assigned to him to be 
received from the ferm of the city of London. By R. Burnel. 

To Master R. de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to assign 
dower to Isabella, late the wife of Adam de Fayntr[e], tenant in chief, as 
she has taken oath before king's subjects supplying his place in England 
not to marry without the king's licence.-— R. Burnel received the oath. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Walter de Stok of co. 
Somerset of 30 marks, in which he made fine with the king for the custody 
of the land and heir of Reginald le Arblaster, tenant in chief, until the heir 
should come of age, together with the heir's marriage, as Walter is unable 
to have the custody and marriage. By R. Burnel. 



Membrane 12 — Schedules. 

Mathilda, late the wife of Robert Waleraund, demands the following third 
parts in dower : 

Gloucester. — A third of Teynton, 55$. §\d. 
Somerset. — Whateleye, a third, 8/. 0$. 2\d. 

rKyngton, a third, 9/. 8s. 6d. 
Dorset. — < Mangereston, a third, 62s. Sd. 

I Stodlaunde, a third, 9/. 14*. lOd. 



70 CALENDAR OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1274. Membrane 12 — Schedules — cont. 

JLangeford, a third, 70*. 
Whaddene, a third, 4/. Os. 9\d. 
\ Harnham, a third, 6/. 9s. O^d. 
L Anne Sauvage, a third, 17*. 9d. of rent, 
Southampton. — Elynges, a third, 11/. 6s. 8d. 
Norfolk. — Belawe, a third, 61. Os. l\d. 



Lincoln — / Skalleb 7> a third > 4L Ss ' 8 i d - 
\ Houton, a third, 100.?. 

Sussex. — Manekeseye, a third, 5 marks 4*. 5d. of rent. 

Northumberland. — Stanfordeham, a third, 10 marks. 

Hereford. — Kylpek, a third, 18/. los. 5^d. 

A third of Weston, Fyschereston, Wyke, and of a rent in Grlemesford, 

10 marks. 

Lacking of her first dower, 35s. 

Total: 112/. 3s. Qd. 

The lands of the heir of Robert Waleraund that are in the king's 
hands ; 

Worcester. — Tatlynton and Edmundescote, 20/. 3s. 10c/. 
Gloucester. — Frompton, 17/. 18s. \§\d. 

yyH ts f Lavynton, 12/. 15s, 10c/. 

\ Fyschereston, 5 marks of rent. 
Devon. — Podynton, 4/. 12s. 4d? 
Hertford. — Weston, 10 marks. 

Wilts.— Jatesbur[y] and Winterburn are estimated at 24/. 
Suffolk.— Glemesford, 8/. of rent. 

Total: 99/. 10s. 10£c/. 

Thus there are lacking of the said parcels, 12/. 12s. l\d. 
Memorandum, that she is not dowered from Garsthorp, Koytemor, 
Retherfeld, or Tystede. 



Memorandum, that a writ of the king shall be sent to Sir Ralph de 
Hengham to send to the court the suit in his eyre of Salop between Sir 
Robert Lestrange (Extraneum) and Jametus de Aldedesleg, wherein 
Jametus acknowledged that he was not of full age, and the names of the 
jurors touching that suit. 

Also that the sheriffs of Oxford, Berks, Cambridge, and Wilts shall be 
written to not to suffer fishers to buy any pikes (lupes aquaticos) or eels 
in gross in order to make gain against the king's feast, until the king's 
buyers have made their prises. 

Also that the sheriff of Hereford and Gloucester and the justice of 
Chester shall be written to not to suffer any fishers to buy lampreys, salmon, 
or lamprey-fry (lampredulas) in gross to make gain against the said feast, 
until the [king's] buyers have made their prises. 

Also let a remedy be made by the court concerning the bailiffs of 
Haverberg who by the power of the young queen ascribe to themselves 
royal right (regale) in all things pertaining to that manor, and even in the 
Jews. 

Also let writs be made speedily for not allowing wool to cross [the sea]. 

The sheriff of Essex : 3,160 capons and hens, 60 oxen, 60 swine, 60 sheep, 
38 bacon-pigs, 3 brawns (braon), and to warn bishops, abbots and priors 
to prepare as many swans, peacocks, cranes, rabbits, and kids for the king's 
use as they can. 



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1274. Membrane 12 — Schedules — cont. 

The sheriff of Kent : 2,100 capons and hens, 40 oxen, 40 swine, 40 sheep, 
25 bacon-pigs, and two brawns, and to warn bishops, abbots and priors to 
prepare as many swans, peacocks, cranes, rabbits, and kids for the king's 
use as they can. 

The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex: 2,100 capons and hens, 40 oxen, 40 
swine, 40 sheep, 25 bacon-pigs, 2 brawns, and to warn bishops, abbots and 
priors to prepare as many swans, peacocks, cranes, rabbits, and kids for the 
king's use as they can. 

The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset : 5,200 capons and hens, 100 oxen, 
110 swine, 110 sheep, 62 bacon-pigs, and to warn bishops, [etc. as above~\. 

The sheriff of Oxford and Berks : 2,100 hens and capons, 40 oxen, 40 
swine, 40 sheep, 25 bacon-pigs, 2 brawns, nnd to warn bishops, [etc. as above']. 

The sheriff of Buckingham and Bedford : 2,100 hens and capons, 40 
oxen, 40 swine, 40 sheep, 25 bacon-pigs, and 1 brawn, and to warn 
bishops, [etc. as above] , 

The sheriff of Warwick and Leicester : 3,000 hens and capons, 60 oxen, 
60 swine, 60 sheep, 38 bacon-pigs, and 2 brawns. 

The justice of Chester : 5,050 hens, 100 oxen, 110 swine, 110 sheep, 
62 bacon-pigs and 4 brawns. 

Membrane 11. 

Feb. 27. To John de Muscegrose, constable of Bristol castle, to the dean of 

St. Martin's-le- Christianity and to the mayor, coroners and bailiffs of the same town. 
Grand, London. "Whereas the king learns by John's letters to Robert Burnel that it was 
found by inquisition taken concerning the death of Bernard de Vynnal, 
lately slain at Bristol, and concerning the goods then in his custody that 
110/. that Bernard had in that town, and which the said dean keeps in 
deposit, are the moneys of Peter de Ganzia, and Reymund de Lissaunz, 
Bernard's lords, wherefore it is expedient that the money shall be safely 
guarded for the use of Peter and Reymund, if they can clearly show on 
their arrival that it belongs to them ; the king, willing that the money shall 
be safely kept by his merchant Poncius de Mora and by the security of 
Robert Burnell and Guy de Rocheford, who have granted that they will 
answer for Poncius for that money to the king or to Peter and Reymund, 
if the money be proved to be theirs, orders the constable, dean, mayor, 
coroners, and bailiffs to deliver the money by the security aforesaid to 
Poncius or to his attorney producing his letters patent. 

Julian le Cterc, John de Westuc, Geoffrey Krisp of Bodkesham, John 
de Bodkesham, Walter de Bodkesham, Henry de Suafham, John son of 
Christiana, James his brother, Walter Sinolf, Fulk de Stanmere, John 
de Bekingham, Geoffrey de Portlingstok, Alan de BradeweLl, William 
Wodecok, William Randulf, Reginald de Tunewell, clerk, Richard atte 
Wode, Henry Hund, William le Carpenter, William de Kevresham, 
Reginald son of Ralph de Tuneweli, Adam le Caretter, Gilbert le Marescall, 
Richard Otewy, Richard le Fraunceys, Benedict le Fraunceys, Reginald 
STeuman, Walter Grim and Robert Ingram, imprisoned at Cambridge for 
the death of William de Hoylond, wherewith they are charged, have letters 
to the sheriff of Cambridge to bail them. 

To Geoffrey de Nevill, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
deliver to Queen Eleanor 16 oaks fit for timber of the king's gift, for 
repairing her houses of Longebeniton therewith. 

Feb. 28. To the keeper of the castles of Bergeveny and Kilgaran, and of the 

St. Martin's-le- honour of Bergeveny, and of all the lands that belonged to George de 

Graad, London. Cantelupo in the marches. Order to cause the ; sub-constables, serjeants, 

gatekeepers and watchmen whom he needs for the custody of those castles 



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to be placed there, and to cause oxen and plough-horses (qffros) to be 
bought, and to cause the demesne lands to be tilled and sown as he shall 
see fit for the king's use. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver William de Sancto 
Martino, archdeacon of Rochester, with his household and things, without 
delay from Winchester castle, and to permit him to depart from Winchester, 
as he has found the king security to stand to right in the king's court, 
if he, whilst he was lately acting {ageret) at Winchester, did anything 
against the king's peace to the disturbance of the city. 

To Master R. de Clifford], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 
to the executors of the will of James de Aldithel[eye], tenant in chief, 
100/. from the goods that belonged to the deceased in the escheator's 
custody, for the expenses incurred by them about the exequies and burial 
of James's body. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver from Winchester 
prison Robert Longespeye, Richard le Bathiere, William le Petit, Adam 
Thurmund, John le Chapeler. David le Suur, Adam le Teyntur, John 
W 7 hiting, Geoffrey Puke,* Robert le Orievre, Robert le Taillur, Master 
Henry le Cordewaner, Laurence Bloye, Roger le Peskur. John Botman, 
John de Northampton, Richard le Marescall, Richard Gabriel, William le 
Arblaster, Henry de Craneburn, Peter Dunpayn, Walter Bengele, Adam 
de Etingham, John Marcheis, Oliver le Cotiler, Andrew Selvestre, Hugh le 
Noreis, Robert Pingel, Nicholas le Savoner, John son of John le Clop, 
Richard de Hampton, Richard le Mouner, William Prudfot, Richard de 
Werewelt, James de Wordham, Peter Dunchamp, Thomas Blaunkpayn, 
William de la Yerde, Walter de Oaperyngg, William le Overur, William de 
Leycestr[ia], and Richard le W.enlop, imprisoned at Winchester for certain 
trespasses whereof they were indicted before Roger de Mortuo Mari, whom 
the king lately sent to Winchester, together with their goods and chattels, 
upon their finding mainprise, to wit six lawful men of that city for each or 
them, who shall mainpern to have them before the king on his arrival in 
England. 

To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order 1 to 
deliver Robert Unwine, imprisoned at Aylesbiry for trespass of the king's 
forest, to twelve lawful men of that bailiwick, who shall mainpern to have 
him before the justices for pleas of the Forest to stand to right, if he be 
repleviable according to the assize of the Forest. 

At the instance of W. de Hanyton. 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause Roger de Somery, son and heir of Roger de Somery, tenant in chief, 
to have 20 marks towards his maintenance from the issues of the tenements 
that belonged to his father. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Henry de Aldithel[eye], heir of 
James de Aldithel[eye], tenant in chief, 10/. towards his maintenance 
from the issues of the lands that belonged to James. 

To the sheriff of Southamptou. Order to deliver from prison John le 
Lung, shoemaker^ Philip de Candovr[e], William de Templo, Richard de 
Stokbrig, Gilbert de Seleburn, John le Cras and Thomas le Paumer, 
imprisoned at Winchester for certain trespasses whereof they were indicted 
before Roger de Mortuo Mari, whom the king lately sent to Winchester 
for certain trespasses committed there, upon their finding sufficient main- 
prise, to wit six lawful men of that bailiwick and city for each of them, 
who shall mainpern to have them before the king on his arrival in England 
to stand to right concerning those trespasses and other things to be objected 
against them by the king, and to release their goods ; provided, however, 



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that William <le Teraplo and Richard de Stockbrig shall not dwell in the 
city nor enter it until otherwise ordered. 

John atte Wike of Burwardescote, imprisoned at Oxford for the death 

of Thomas Gerberd, wherewith he is charged, has a writ to the sheriff of 

Berks to bail him. 

Alan de Giselingham, imprisoned at Ipswich for the death of Richard 
Gardele, whereof he is appealed, has a writ to the sheriff of Suffolk to 
bail him. 

March 15. Alan son of William Fretewell of Berewik, William son of Hugh de 
St. Martin's-le- Welleburn, Ingram son of Roger de Bereweby, Walter le Keu, John Bullock, 
Grand, London. j 0Qn Skilling, William Vyel, Hugh de Hereford, Walter le Chapeleyn, 
William Calewar, Geoffrey de Eyton, William son of Peter Kegel, Goda 
de Bereweby, Roger son of William Bate, Richard son of Ranulph, John 
Gertieys, William, parson of Bereweby church, and Richard le Baillif, 
imprisoned at Lincoln, have letters to the sheriff of Lincoln to bail them. 

To Geoffrey de Picheford, constable of Wyndes[ore] castle. Order to 
cause Hugh de Malvern, the king's cook, to have six oaks and six 
beeches in the wood of Brocwod, which is in Wyndes[ore] forest, for 
making tables {tabulas) in the king's kitchens at Westminster against 
the feast of his coronation, provided that brushwood (busca) be made from 
the remainder (eccitibus) thereof for the king's use, 

March 19. To the sheriff of Hertford. Alexander Bonel of Bareworth, John 
St. Martin's-le- Holebel, Osbert le Barun, Philip de Stodham, Richard de Bareworth, 
Grand, London. Richard de la Lane, Hugh Paterur, Robert Edelyn, John de Bradeuyn, 
Henry Belamy, Ralph Wade, John le Man, William le Berker, and William 
de Beaumund, men of the township of Bareworth, have shewn the king 
that whereas escapes of robbers ought and were wont according to the 
law of the realm to be adjudged before justices in eyre and not elsewhere, 
and the amercements thence arising pertain to the king and to no other 
in the realm, to be levied by summons of the exchequer, the sheriff charges 
them with the escape of a robber and distrains them to render to him 
10 marks for the escape ; the king therefore orders the sheriff to receive 
security from them to render to the king the money due to him for such 
escape, if the escape be adjudged before the justices in this behalf, and to 
supersede entirely the demand made upon them for this cause, until it be 
known by the office of the said justices whether the men are bound to 
answer to the king for the escape or not. 

March 22. Master John de la Heythe, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of 
Si. Martin's-le- John de Hedenham, whereof he is appealed, has letters to bail him. 
Grand, London. 

Hugh Crok of Empingham, John son of Henry and Simon Pakede, 

. imprisoned at Ocham for the death of William son of Robert, vrherewith 

they are charged, have a writ to the sheriff of Rutland to bail them. 

March 20. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas Peter de Stok by his 
St. Martin's-le- charter lately enfeoffed Henry le Waleys with a messuage in London, 
Grand, London. w hich Peter and his heirs are bound to warrant to him, and Joan, late the 
wife of John son of John son of Saer demands a third of the messuage 
against Henry by the king's writ of dower in the king's court of the city, 
and Peter, although he has nothing in the city whereby he can be com- 
pelled to such warranty, has elsewhere in the realm sufficient tenement for 
this, and the king ought not to will that Henry should incur danger of 
disinheritance for default of such warranty if Peter wish to escape it 
fraudulently, especially as the king is debtor to every one of his kingdom * 
in justice ; be therefore grants on this occasion that if Henry vouch Peter 



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to warranty for this third part before the mayor and sheriffs against Joan, 
the mayor and sheriffs shall cause to be made a writ of judgment summoning 
Peter elsewhere in the kingdom where he has lands to answer before them 
in the king's court of the city concerning making the said warranty, and 
that they shall send the writ to chancery to be sealed with the king's seal, 
whereby full justice may be exhibited to the parties in this suit. Given 
by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

April 5. To Master Richard de Cliff[ord], escheator this side Trent. Order to 

St. MartinVle- cause John Engayn and Joan his wife, daughter of Joyce (Jocosa) de 
Grand, London. Muntfichet, to have seisin of the manors of Perstede and Tayden Gernet, 
saving the claim of the heir of Richard de Muntfichet, sometime Joyce's 
husband, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Joyce' at her death held nothing of the king in chief, and that she held 
the manor of Perstede of Emery Peche and the manor of Tayden Gernet 
of William de Lamburn, and that Joan is her next heir and is of full age. 

April 5, To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to deliver from prison Robert Ster, 

St. MartinVle- imprisoned at Walingford for the death of Robert Brisebone, lately slain 
Grand, London. at Woxebrig, co. Middlesex, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the sheriff of Middlesex that Robert is charged with the death out of 
hatred and not because he is guilty thereof, wherefore the king ordered the 
sheriff of Middlesex, if Robert Ster found twelve mainpernors of that 
bailiwick to have him before the justices at the first assize in those parts 
to stand to right if any One wish to speak against him, to certify the king 
of the names of the twelve, so that the king might cause him to be 
bailed, and William Bonmoulin of Woxebrig, Richard Copster, Ralph le 
Pestur, Geoffrey le Caretter, Thonias de Helingham, Ralph le Couper, 
Philip de Hek, Jordan le Caretter, John de la Grene. Robert de la Leye, 
William de Hanewell, and William de la Funtayne of co. Middlesex have 
mainperned to have him before the justices to stand to right in form 
aforesaid, as the king learns by the letters of the sheriff of Oxford (sic). 
Given by the hand of W. de Merton, chancellor. 

Robert Stirtegedy, imprisoned for the said death in that castle, has like 
letters to the said sheriff by the mainprise aforesaid. 

Ingeram de Stapelton and Thomas Furnyval, imprisoned for the said 
death in the aforesaid castle, have like letters to the sheriff of Oxford, by 
the mainprise of William de la Graunge, John Oopehod, Richard le 
Taillur, Robert de la Feld, Jordan de Witesl[ege], John le Murward, 
John le Lane, Robert Lef, Thomas Houber, William de la Graunge, 
Roger Gaugy, and Robert le Vineter, of co. Middlesex. 

To Stephen de Pencestr[ia], constable of Dover castle. Whereas 
Edmund, the king's brother, has mainperned before the king's subjects 
supplying his place in England to satisfy the king for a certain price of 
the wool, lead, and other merchandise of Ranulph de la Chaumbre of Edon, 
Thomas del Gard, Henry Cambout of Hedon, Stephen de Wyles, William 
Gret, William Sturnel, Roger de Brigeford, Walter de Holem, John 
Averdras of Amiens, William de Wylyes of Amiens. John Malherbe of 
Amiens, merchants, which the constable lately arrested at Sandwich" because 
they wished to take the merchandise to parts beyond sea contrary to the 
king's prohibition, the king orders tne constable to make an appraisement 
of the said wool, lead, and other merchandise, and to certify the king's said 
subjects thereof, and to cause the ship, wool, and all the merchandise to 
be delivered to Edmund or his attorney bearing his letters patent, according 
to the mainprise aforesaid. 

April 8. To Geoffrey Foliot, keeper of Glastonbury abbey. Order to permit a 

St. MartmVle- man on behalf of W. bishop of Bath and Wells to assist him in the custody 

Grand, London. f fa e abbey, so that by their view all the profits of the abbey and the 



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other things pertaining thereto may be reserved safely without diminution 
or deterioration until the right of the king or of the bishop shall more 
fully appear, and until the keeper receive other orders from the king, as 
the king granted to Geoffrey the custody of the abbey, void and in the 
king's hands, to hold during pleasure, and the bishop and his ministers 
assert that the patronage and custody of the abbey belong to the bishop. 
Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. Et est liter a patens. 
[Prynne, Records, iii, 135,] 

■■ Hugh son of" Simon de Haringeworth, imprisoned at Norwich (sic) for the 

death of Quenild, late his wife, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 

sheriff of Northampton to bail him. 

John le Daye of Holewell, imprisoned at Northampton for the death 
of Hugh son of Matilda, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Northampton to bail him. 

Membrane 10. 

April 12. To Master Eichard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
Westminster, cause Ralph de Oumbwell a#d Margaret his wife, sister and co-heiress of 
Nicholaa, formerly the wife of Roger de Somery, to have seisin of the 
following lands, which the king has assigned as Margaret's purparty 
according to the partition made in his court of the lands that Roger de 
Somery held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Nicholaa, 
tenant in chief, by the assent and will of the heirs and parceners of her in- 
heritance, upon their finding security for payment of their relief: in the manor 
of Baruwe, 5 virgates of land, 12 acres of meadow upon the bank and 
elsewhere by parcels, an acre and an acre and a half of several pasture, a 
quarter of two water mills, a quarter of the park (prati), to wit 90 acres 
by the extent, and 300 acres of the foreign wood ; and of free tenants, from 
Hugh Herebert, for a bovate of land, 3s. ; from Gilbert Redman for a virgate, 
of land, 6d. ; from William Elyas for 3 bovates of land and an assart, 
4s. 4d. ; from Ralph Burt for 3 bovates of land and an assart, 5s. Sd. ; from 
Hugh Herebert for a virgate of land, 6d. ; from William the clerk of 
Raveneston and his parceners, for 3 virgates of land, 3s. ; a quarter of the 
service of Richard son of Stephen ; from a villein holding half a virgate of 
land in Barewe, half a mark ; from Geoffrey Scot, for 3 acres of land, 3s. ; 
from Emma la Croisere, for two acres, 2s. ; from the son of Walter Tulle, for 
2\ acres of land, 2s. 6d. ; from customary tenants (eustumar') of the same, 
from William at the Grove (Gravam), Richard Oy, Richard le Walur, Richard 
ad Erenas, William son of Hugh, Roger Daniel, William le Plomer, William 
ad Erenas, Alice, relict of William le Plomer, Joceus, Roger son of Hawisia, 
Simon Danlak, John Alfo, for one assart, 2s. ; from Matilda Banberg, for a 
cottage, I8d. ; from Mariota Belanne, for a cottage and a bovate of land, 
4s. ; from Alan Hardlok, for a bovate of land, 2s. ; from Mariota Belanne, 
for a bovate of land, 3s. ; from Matilda Averill, for a cottage, 3s. ; from 
Thomas de Hemynton for a cottage, I2d.; from Geoffrey and Roger le 
Wall, for an assart, 12^.; of the cottagers (coterelV), from Hugh the 
baker (pistore), Roger Cullemanj Hawysia ad Grenam in the same manor ; 
from the manor of Caumpeden, a virgate of good land, a virgate of the 
worse land, an acre of the value of an acre that Christiana the widow holds' 
beyond her virgate, five acres of meadow to each part, 6" acres of spinny 
(spineto) to each part ; three mills, two parts of a mill with two meadows 
(hampnis) ; from the customary tenants of Westington from Gilbert 
Harding, a virgate of land, from Ivo le Bond, a virgate of land, from John 
Spark, a virgate of land,, from Roger Neuman, a virgate of land, from 
William son of Robert, a virgate of land from Robert de Daleby of Biryton, 



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a virgate of land, from Robert Golithly of Westington, a virgate and a half 
of land, from Adam de Mundevill, half a virgate of laud of the service of 
William de Westington ; of bare rent, 16d. from the borough of Caum- 
peden ; from Master Roger for three burgages, 3s. ; from Thomas Quyncy, 
for two parts of a messuage, 13c/. ; from Stephen Ratele for half a burgage* 
5d. ; from Nicholas Kyng for a burgage, 12d. ; from Alice de Brademer for 
a quarter of a burgage, 2d. ; from William de Bello Loco for a burgage, 
lid. ; from John de Castello for a burgage, 12 d. ; from Richard Beufiz, the 
elder, for a burgage, 12d. ; from Robert Gaspy for a burgage, I2d.; from 
Richard Beuflz, the younger, and Stephen de Wermynton for a burgage, 
13d. ; from William de Muncinceus and Robert de Seleby, for a burgage, 
13d. ; from William Brunhamelyn, for half a burgage, 7^d. ; from John 
Fraunceys for a burgage and a half, 19^.; from Robert Gaspy for two 
burgages, 2d. ; from William de Kanc[ia,] for one burgage, 13d. : from John 
Pape for two burgages, 2*. ; from William Turbern for one burgage, 13d ; 
from Robert Livyng for a burgage, I2d. ; from John Pape for a messuage, 
2d. ; from John Genever, for a burgage, Sd. ; from Thomas Quyncy for 
two parts of a burgage, 12d. The king has taken the fealty of the 
said Ralph for the purparty, upon condition that he come to the king 
on his arrival in England to do what ought to be done of right in this 
behalf. 

To the same. Like order to deliver to John Lestrange (Extraneus) the 
following of the lands that the aforesaid Roger de Somery held by the 
courtesy of England of the inheritance of Nicholaa, sister and co-heiress of 
Hugh de Albiniaco, sometime earl of Arundel, and formerly Roger's wife, 
tenant in chief of the late king, which lands the king has assigned as the 
purparty of Joan, sister and co-heiress of Nicholaa and Hugh, and John's 
wife : in the manor of Barewe, 5 virgates of land, 12 acres of meadow upon 
the bank and elsewhere in parcels, an acre and an acre and a half of several 
pasture, a quarter of two water mills, a quarter of the park, to wit 90 acres 
by the extent, and 300 acres of the foreign wood ; and of the free tenants, 
from William son of Adam, for a virgate of land, 4*. ; from the heirs (hered') 
of Robert Martin, for two virgates of land and an assart, 12d., and 20 barbed 
arrows, price lOd. ; Robert son of Ralph, for a bovate of land 3*. 0\d. ; 
Robert de Fornham for 4 bovates of land, 3s. ; Walter le Sauser for a 
virgate of land, a pound of pepper, worth 8d. ; Roger le Erie for an assart, 
2s.; John le De&penser for a cultura, \2d.) Preciosa de Staunton, for 
4 virgates of land in Friseby, a quiver and 13 arrows, worth 18d. ; Turgis 
de Birleye for an assart, 6d. ; Walter le Sauser, for an acre and a half, l\d. ; 
from the customary tenants, to wit Richard Purs, Richard le Carpenter, 
William Ben, William Daue, William son of Thomas le Chat, John Brid, 
William le Doneur, John Hervy, John Oy, Gilbert Flory, Robert de Soley, 
each of whom holds a virgate of land ; of the cottars, Henry Campion, Matilda 
Bridd, Henry le Plomer, each of whom renders yearly, with the rents of 
boon-works and tallages, 2s. ; Richard le Fevere for a cottage-holding 
(cotseud), 2s. ; Matilda Sturnell for a cottage-holding (cof), 18d. ; Henry le 
Charetter for a cottage-holding and three selions, 3s. 4d. ; Geoffrey le 
Messer for two cottage-holdings, 3s. 4d. ; Turgis Erley for an acre, 6d. ; 
John le Saler for a bovate of land, 2s. ; Thomas Felach, for a bovate and 
an acre of land, 3s. Id. ; John Herebert, for an assart, 19df. ; from the 
holders of woodhouses (wodehusis), to wit, John Hervy for 4| acres of 
land, 4*. ; Thomas Felach for 3\ acres, 3*. 6d. : Ralph son of Geoffrey, for 
3 acres, 3s. ; Thomas Felac for 3 acres, 3*. in the same manors ; and in the 
manor of Caumpeden, from the customary tenants of Westington : William 
Det, for half a burgage, Gd. ; Dionysia the nurse, for half a burgage, IBd, ; 



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William King for a burgage, 20c?. ; John Prest for a burgage,* 20c?. ; 

Robert Davy for half a burgage,* 4c?. ; John de Aldeswell for half a 

burgage,* 6c?. ; Philip le Feytur for half a burgage,* 6d ; Robert de 

Aston for a burgage,* 16c?. ; Agues Buffard for a burgage, 16c?. ; Walter 

le Mouner. for a burgage and a stall, 18c?.; Richard Child for half a 

burgage, 8d. ; John Fressaunt for a burgage, 1 3c?. ; Thomas de Burton for 

half a burgage, 8c?. ; Thoma3 Botte for half a burgage, 8c?. ; Walter 

Hamelyn for half a burgage, Sd. ; Walter de Blockele, for half a burgage, 

8c?. ; Robert ]e Messer for two burgages, 2s, 6c?. ; William Kyng for a 

burgage, 12c?. ; Thomas Eadmund for a burgage, 12c?. ; Thomas Faukes for 

half a burgage, 6d. ; William King for two stalls, 12c?. : William Thurnbern 

for a messuage, 2c?. ; Isolda de Thounshull for a messuage, 2d. ; Ranulph 

Papelard for a messuage with a stall, 8c?. ; Simon Griuel for half a burgage, 

8c?. ; Robert de Fornham for a burgage, 10c?. ; and in Westington and 

Britton, Walter de Coningote, who holds a virgate, Gilbert atte Grave, who 

holds a virgate, Alice the widow, who holds a virgate, Walter Austyn, who 

holds a virgate, Richard de Rales, who holds a virgate, Nicholas Hamard, 

who holds a virgate, Roger Auovenchirche, who holds a virgate, Albred' de 

Molend[ino] of Birton, who holds half a virgate, and Adam le Fevere who 

holds half a virgate of land ; the heir (her 9 ) of Walter le Despenser, for a 

burgage in Winchecumbe, 9c?. ; Alexander le Mir, for a cottage, 8d. The 

king has committed this purparty to John to hold until his return to 

England, on condition that John shall then answer to the king for the 

issues thereof, if the king wish to have them. 

To the same. Like order in favour of Henry de Erdington and Matilda 
his wife, co-heiress of the said Nicholaa,for the following lands, assigned to 
them as Matilda's purparty : in the manor of Barewe, live virgafes of land 
in demesne, 1 2 acres of meadow upon the bank, an acre of meadow that lies 
elsewhere in parcels, 1| acres of several pasture without the park, a fourth part 
of the park (parcii), to wit 90 acres by the extent, a quarter of the foreign 
wood, to wit 300 acres by the extent ; a quarter (qiiarum partem) of two 
water milk ; the fishery in the water of Sore remains common to the four 
parts; and of free tenants, William de Murdak, for 13 virgates of land, 
Is. id. ; Thomas the falconer (Falkenar 9 ), for a virgate of land, 12c?. ; 
Ralph Aunfrey for a virgate of land, 12c?.; William Tengy, for a bovate of 
land, 15c?.; William Gerard, for 7 bovates of land, 8s. 8c?. ; Richard de 
Lewes, for a messuage, lc?. ; Alan ad Capud Ville, for half an acre, \d. ; 
Richard Brun, for 2 acres of land, 2\d. ; Nicholas son of Alice, for half an 
acre, \d. ; Roger le Saler, for half an acre, \d. ; Adam le Clerk for half an 
acre, \d. ; Robert Ters for half an acre, ^c?. ; a quarter of the service of 
Richard son of Stephen ; of customary tenants, Adam Ben, Beatrice the 
widow, Gilbert son of Thurstan, Richard Gladewyn, John Alfo, Emma de 
Graham, Robert Emery, Richard Oy, John Azery, Emma Belle, Matilda 
Kitte, each of whom holds a virgate of land ; of the wood-house tenants 
(wodehusis), from Hugh Heryy (sic), for 3 acres of land, os.; from William 
le Berker for 2\ acres, 2s, l^d. ; from Roger de Thurleston for 3 acres, 3s. ; 
from Gerecok, for 2 acres, 2s. ; from William de Cestreshyre, for 3 acres, 
3^.; from cottars (cottar 9 ) and tenants at will, Matilda Tuchet, Roesia 
Danet, Roger Ben, Matilda Belle, for a cot-settle (cotseVo), 2s. ; Edith la 
Daye for a cottage-holding (cottag 9 )* I6d. ; from William ad Frenas, for a 
plot, 2s.; from Roger ad Aulam for one cottage-holding and a blundeld 
(blundeld*), 10*. 6[c?.] j ; from Hugh Gotchepe and Mabel Crwbert, for a 
bovate of land, 2s. ; from Thurgis Ruchewed, for a bovate of land, 16c?. ; 

* Written burgo, probably through r carelessness, in the roll. In the other cases the word is abbreyiated 
to burg\ but in the preceding order it is written burgagio, etc. 
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from Simon son of John, for a plot, 6d. ; of John Puk, for an acre, 6c?. ; in 
the manor of Caumpeden, of the customary tenants of Westington, Richard 
Ri^ssel, a virgate of land ; Reginald le Messer, a virgate of land ; William 
Raret, a virgate of land ; of William le Neuman a virgate of land ; Richard 
Sperhavek, a virgate of land ; Robert de Quenton in Birlton a virgate of 
land ; John Pertriche, half a virgate of land ; of Christiana the widow, 
half a virgate of land and 4 acres ; Thomas Attesloch, half a virgate of 
land ; from the free tenants, William de Westington, for 2 virgates of land, 
7*. 10c?., with homage and escheats because the remainder of his rent is 
assigned to making equal the other portions ; from the borough of 
Caumpeden, from Hugh son of Margery, for a burgage, 10c?. ; from 
William Gilebert for a burgage, 12c?. ; from Robert Cutto, for a messuage 
3d. : from Ralph Bond for a messuage, 3d, ; from Thomas the clerk, for 
half a burgage, 5d, ; from Alice, daughter of Robert the miller, for a 
messuage, 4c?. ; from Adam Page, for half a burgage, 4c?. ; from John 
Caumpiun for half a burgage, 4c?. ; from Matilda de Fulford for half a 
burgage, 6c?. ; from Thomas Griuel, for half a burgage, 4c?. ; from William 
de Saynebir[y], for half a burgage, 6d.; from William de Hippele, for half 
a burgage, 8c?. ; from Henry le Tailliir for half a burgage, 3d. ; from Cicely 
Ilmedon for half a burgage, 4| d. ; from Robert de Cruce for half a burgage, 
8c?. ; from John Dawe, for a burgage, 13d. ; from Thomas de Upton, for a 
wood (holt), 6c?. ; from John de Birington, for a messuage, Ad. ; from Robert 
the goldsmith, for a burgage, 12c?. ; from Geoffrey le Bedell, for half a 
burgage, 6d. ; from Edward Felach, for a burgage and a messuage, I5d. ; 
from John le Fort, for two burgages, 3*. 2d. ; from Roger de Hovingharn, 
for half a burgage, 15c?. ; from Gilbert de Kynton, for half a burgage, 2d. ; 
from John Brum, for half a burgage with a stall, 12c?. ; from Nicholas de la 
Grene, for half a burgage, 3d* ; from John de Cruce, for a burgage, 14c?. ; 
from Robert Child, for a burgage, 22d. ; from John de Cruce, for a 
burgage, 22c?. ; from Hugh Roge for a messuage, 3d. ; from John Tale for 
a messuage, Id. ; from Isabella Ford, for a burgage, a pound of cummin, 
price l^c?. ; from William le Prude, for half a burgage, 8c?., and from 
William le Fraunceis for a messuage 2d. The king has taken the fealty — 
[Incomplete], 

April 14. To the same. Like order in favour of Walter de Suly and Mabel his 
Westminster, wife, co-heiress of Nicholaa, for the following lands : five virgates of land in 
demesne, 12 acres of meadow upon the bank, an acre of meadow that lies 
elsewhere in parcels, an acre of several pasture without the park, an eighth 
of the park, to wit 90 acres by estimation, a quarter of the foreign wood, to 
wit 300 acres by estimation, a quarter of two water mills ; the fishery in the 
water of Sore remains common to the four parceners ; from the freeholders, 
to wit from Gilbert son of Emma, for a bovate of land, 1 5c?. ; from Nicholas 
son of Alice for a virgate, 3*. ; from Peter son of Adam, for two bovates of 
land, 8s.; from John Tengy, for a bovate of land, 15c?.; from Roger 
Rlundel, for three bovates of land, 18d. ; from Elias de Brademere, for 
7 bovates of land in Wileby, 3*. ; from Ralph Ters for a smithy, 12 
arrows, worth 6c?. ; from Ralph Wade for an acre, \d. ; from Thomas de 
Burton, for an acre, \d. ; a quarter of the service of Richard son of 
Stephen ; from the customary tenants, Matilda Saxi, William Wicclacd, 
Adam Saxy, William de Cotes, Simon le Grage, Lettice de Cotes, John 
Reseles, Simon Mazer, Joseph, Richard Rocheheved, Richard Tengy. Of 
the cottars, Henry de Cotes, Reginald Gladewyn; from Roger Rowaud, for a 
cottage-holding (cotselda), 3s.; from Richard Burd for an assart, 2$.; from 
John de Recheles, for a selion of land, 2c?. ; from Simon Grage, for a selion of 
land, 10c?. ; from Gilbert de Houton, for a virgate of land, 9s. ; from Robert 
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for a bovate of land, 2s. ; from Walter son of Stephen for two bovates of 
land, 2s. ; from Richard Rucheved for a selion of land, 3d. ; from Richard 
son of Ivo for 6 acres, 6s. ; from Simon Barun, for 9 acres of land, 9s., in 
the manor of Barewe. And in the manor of Caumpeden of the customary 
tenants of Westing ton : Henry de Erl[ey] a virgate of land ; Geoffrey de 
Hulmo, a virgate of land ; William Daniel, a virgate ; William Tyw, a 
virgate ; Richard Allibleced, Richard de Norton, a virgate ; Alice the widow, 
halt a virgate; Alexander le Mir, half a virgate ; Robert Osemund, half a 
virgate ; of the free tenants and cottagers, Richard the reeve and three other 
tenants for a burgage in Gloucester, Id. ; from William Calf for two 
virgates of land, 3s., and half a pound of pepper, price 4c?., with the 
homages and escheats ; from Robert Caspy, for a virgate of land, half a 
pound of pepper, price 4c?., with the homages and escheats ; from Emma 
le Gardenere, for a cottage, 16c?. ; the services of William de Westington, 
2s. lOd. of bare rent. From the borough, from William Calf for a burgage, 
3s. 3d. ; from Matilda, daughter of Hugh Marger[y], for half a burgage, 
6d. ; from Walter le Feytur for a burgage, 2s. ; from John King for two 
burgages, 2s. 6c?. ; from John de Cheltenham for a burgage, 12c?. ; from 
Stephen Everard for a burgage, 2s. 6c?. ; from Thomas son of Hugh 
Marger[y] for a burgage, 12c?.; from Richard de Hemmyngton for half a 
burgage, Sd.; from Geoffrey the miller for half a burgage, 4c?.; from 
Richard Godchild for a burgage, 12c?. ; from William de Monemut[a] for a 
burgage, 8c?. ; from Henry the clerk, for 3^ burgages and a messuage, 
3s. 3c?. ; from John Sterwawh for half a burgage, 4d. ; from Philip de Murs 
for half a burgage, 6d. ; from Hugh son of Margery, for a burgage, 10c?. ; 
from William Sprat, for a burgage, 12c?. ; from William Bage, for half a 
burgage, 2c?. ; from Henry le Enveyse for half a burgage, 4c?. ; from 
Richard Beaufiz the younger and Walter Goselay for two booths, 12c?. ; 
from John de Linham for a messuage, 3c?. ; from William Sleth for a 
burgage, 7c?. ; to be held until Whitsuntide next, on condition that the said 
Walter shall go to the king's subjects supplying his place in England in the 
mean time to do what ought of right to be done in this behalf. 



Membrane 9. 

April 10. To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
Westminster, cause the sheriff of Hereford to have fifteen oaks fit for timber in the Hay 
of Hereford, for repairing the houses of Hereford castle therewith. Given 
by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to respite by permission of the 
lieges supplying the king's place in England until a month from Mid- 
summer all the debts exacted from John son of John, sent to the council 
of Lyons as the king's envoy. 

John de Vallibus has a like letter, provided that any ferm that he may be 
bound to render to the king shall be levied for the king's use. 
April 11. To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the tenth of temporalities and 
Westminster, spiritualities granted to the king by the pope, and the arrears thereof, to be 
levied from those who detain it or from their benefices and goods, whenever 
he shall be required to do so by Master Reymund de Noger[iis], the pope's 
envoy, the collector specially deputed for this, as some abbots, priors, men 
of religion and clerks have detained the tenth for two years, and refuse to 
pay the arrears, wherefore the executors deputed by the pope to collect it in 
the diocese of York have excommunicated them. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England, making mention of other dioceses. 

To Geoffrey de Nevill, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
cause the sheriff of Nottingham to have 20 oaks lit for timber in the forest 



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J 27 3. Membrane 9 — cont. 

of Galtres, to repair therewith the houses of Notingham castle, the king's 
mills below the same, the weirs there, and the pond of Clipston, by the 
view of lawful men. 

Hamo de Okenhull, Joan his daughter, Agnes her sister, Alice Court, 
Richard Blengh, John Porchaz, Henry de IJo, William Maucorneys, 
John Arnald, William Arnald, Michael Arnald, Philip de Came, Philip 
Thotyng, and William Huglot, imprisoned at Molton for the death ot 
William de Alensun of Craneford, whereof they are appealed, have letters 
to the sheriff of Suffolk to bail them. 

To the constable of Windsor castle. Order to cause Robert de Shorte- 
ford, clerk of the works of the castle, to have 20s. for his maintenance, until 
he be otherwise provided for. 

To Master R. de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to 
intermeddle with 4| knights' fees in Badel[eye] and Rrokes, unless Geoffrey 
de Badel[eye] held there or elsewhere of the king in chief whereby the 
custody of these fees ought to pertain to the king, as the king learns by 
inspection of the exchequer rolls that Geoffrey held the said fees of Gilbert 
de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hereford, of the honour of Clare. 

.. Robert Spreingald, Richard le Bercher, Walter Walle, Thomas Tuthupp, 

Richard de Bella Landa, Nicholas ftz le Maire, Thurkeld de Wyttewell, 

John le Dene, John le Tannur, John de la Forge, Hugh Scorte, Robert 
son of Adam, William Virly, Simon the serjeant of William de Lilleburn, 
William Boniface, John de Mamthorp and Patrick de Aula, imprisoned at 
York for the death of Roger de Bulmer, whereof they are appealed, have 
letters of the king to bail them. 

April 17. To Waiter de Kanc[ia]. Order to deliver the manor of Ryngewod 
Westminster, to N. bishop of Winchester, to whom the king lately committed it under 
a certain form until the quinzaine of Easter last, to hold until the 
quinzaine of Midsummer next according to the form of the commission. 

Geoffrey de Sidesterne, imprisoned at Ipswich for the death of 
Richard Gardel[eye], whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of 
Suffolk to bail him. 

April 20. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause the goods (averia) of Alan de 
Westminster. Walton, which were taken by reason of the withdrawal of a suit that he was 
bound to make at the king's hundred of Cattesasse, which he and his ancestors 
were wont to make, and which he acknowledged to the king and is prepared 
to make, to be delivered to Alan without delay, demanding nothing from 
him by reason of the withdrawal except what can be exacted by law. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert de Purlee to 
be discharged of the issues of the barony of the bishopric of Chester 
(sic), the custody whereof the king lately committed to him during 
pleasure, as the king has restored the barony to S. bishop of Chichester, for 
a fine made with the king. 

To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause Geoffrey son of Richard 

de Segrave, clerk, appealed in the sheriff's county [court] of the death of 

Richard son of John de Walton, and imprisoned for that reason, to be 
carried to Neugate prison without delay, at the expense of his friends, as 
the king for certain reasons wills that he shall come to Neugate. 

To the keeper of Neugate gaol. Order to receive Geoffrey from the 
sheriff, and keep him safely until further orders. 

To Gregory de Rokeley, keeper of the lands that formerly belonged to 
Nicholas de CriolP. Order to cause the houses that belonged to Nicholas 
within Dover castle to be repaired by the view and testimony of Stephen 
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1274. Membrane 9 — cont. 

and to cause the expenses for this to he levied from the woods that belong 
to Nicholas, which are in Gregory's custody, without making waste or 
destruction there. 

To S. de Crey, constable of Rochester castle. Order to cause Peter 
Renaume of Douay, who lately came from E landers with cloth and fur- 
trimming (pelurd), and whom the constable caused to be arrested when passing 
through Rochester, to be released from that castle without delay with his 
cloth and fur- trimming, provided that he shall be delivered to William de 
Valencia to be kept in prison until further orders, as William, asserting that 
the cloth and fur-trimming are his, has mainperned before the king's subjects 
supplying his place in England to answer to the king on his arrival in 
England for Peter and the cloth and fur-trimming. 

Robert de Okeham, Matilda, wife of Richard le Clerk of Okeham, and 

Adam le Viner, imprisoned at Lincoln, wherewith they are charged (sic), 

have letters to the sheriff of Lincoln to bail them. 

April 23. To the sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Order to cause all the venison 

"Westminster, taken in the king's forest of those parts for the king's use, and other venison 

that he has made in those parts of the courtesy of the king (ex curialitate 

regis factam), to be carried without delay to Westminster, there to be 

delivered to the keepers of the king's larder. 

— To Geoffrey Folyot, keeper of the abbey of Glastonbury. Order not to 

intermeddle with the manors and other things pertaining to the obedien- 
tiaries of the abbey, but to permit the obedientiaries to have free adminis- 
tration as pertains to their offices, to wit the prior of those things that 
pertain to the priory, the chamberlain of those that pertain to the chamber - 
lainship, the almoner to those that pertain to the almonry, the sacristan of 
those that pertain to the sacrislry, the infirmarer of those that pertain to the 
infirmary, and the mead-maker (wedarius) to those of the mead manufactory, 
the king having committed the abbey to Geoffrey during pleasure. 

To Master R. de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Beatrice, late the wife of Thomas son of Oto, tenant in chief, to have seisin 
of the manors of Dylewik, Kerdinton, Ronhale, Li nee lade, and Cheldesleye, 
and of 2 marks of yearly rent in Bruham, together with the issues thereof, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the manors 
and rent are of the inheritance of Beatrice. 

To the same. Order to deliver the manor of Chirfeud to John de 
Wintreshull, to whom the king lately committed it until the quinzaine of 
Easter last, to hold until the king's return to England by the permission of 
the king's subjects supplying his place in England. By Robert Burnel. 

April 24, To the same. Order to deliver to Beatrice, late the wife of Thomas son 
Westminster, of Oto, tenant in chief, the following manor, messuage, wood, advowson 
and land, which the king has assigned to her as dower : the manor of 
Hamerton, extended afc 241. *7s. Id. ; the chief messuage of Beaucharap with 
a wood ; and 5L lis. 4d. of land yearly in the same manor, and the advowson 
of the church of that manor, saving to the king the residue of the manor. 

To W. de Boyvill, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 

Margaret, late the wife of Robert de Ros of Werk, tenant in chief, the 

manor of Kirkeby in Kendale, which belonged to Robert and Margaret, to 

hold in tenancy at will until .further orders, upon her taking oath not to 

marry without the king's licence. 

March 28. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 

St. Martin's le- deliver to Roger de Lancastria and Philippa his wife, kinswoman and 

Grand, London. C0 -heiress of Richard de Munfichet, tenant in chief, and to Nicholas Corbet 

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and Margery his wife, kinswoman and co-heiress of Richard, and to Walter 
de Huntercumbe and Alice his wife, kinswoman and co-heiress of Richard, 
and to Hugh de Laval and Matilda his wife, kinswoman and co-heiress of 
Richard, heiresses of a third of Richard's inheritance, the following 
portions assigned to them as their purparty according to the partition made 
in the king's court of the lands that Joyce, late the wife of Richard, held in 
dower of her husband's inheritance, retaining in the king's hands until 
further orders the purparty falling to Nicholas and Margery : the manor of 
Hoylaund, extended at 111. 6s. ll%d. with the advowson of the church of 
that manor, and 211. lis. 3fe?. of the yearly rent of free, men and villeins in 
Westhammes, except the park of Hoylaund and the woods of Esthammes, 
which remain to be divided among the co-heiresses and parceners of the 
inheritance ; to that Hugh and Matilda shall have the chief messuage of 
Hoilaund and 9/. 14*. 6f d. yearly of land and rent in Hoylaund and West- 
hammes, Roger and Philippa shall have 9/. 14*. 6f d. yearly of land and 
rent in Hoylaund and Westhammes, and Nicholas and Margery shall have 
the advowson of Hoylaund church and 9/. 14*. 6\d. yearly of land and rent 
in Hoylaund and Westhammes, and Walter and Alice shall have 
91. lis. 6\d. yearly of land and rent in Hoylaund and Westhammes, 
provided that Roger, Phiiippa, Nicholas, Margery, Walter and Alice shall 
have of the purparty of Hugh and Matilda the value of the chief messuage 
according to the extent thereof made by the escheator, and if more or less 
have been assigned to them than pertains to them in this respect, the king 
will cause the lands to be taken into his hands and will cause equal portions 
thereof to be made between the co-heiresses. 

March 28. To the same. Like order to deliver to the said Roger, Philippa, Nicholas, 
St. Martin's-le- Margery, Walter, Alice, Hugh and Matilda the following knights' fees, 
Grand, London. w hich h ave Deen assigned to them, according to the said partition, of the 
knights' fees that belonged to the said Richard de Munfichet, retaining in the 
king's hands until further orders the fees assigned to Nicholas and Margery : 
to Roger and Philippa half a fee in Ramedene and Chigewell, which 
Nicholas de Barenton holds ; half a fee in Cuppefaud, Chigewell, Hergo- 
teston, which William de Laumburn holds ; half a fee in Rewenhale, which 
Beatrice del Brok holds; two fees in Chigehale, Westmilne, Manudene 
and Gatesbiry, which William de Zon holds ; a quarter of a fee in Barenton, 
which the heirs of Hugh de Bolebek hold ; and to Nicholas Corbet and 
Margery his wife, three fees in Lecheworth, Weudington (sic), Wolwenwyk, 
Wilewe, Horesmede, which John Muschet holds ; fyalf a fee in Witham, 
which the heirs of Richard de Dovorr[ia] hold ; a quarter of a fee in 
Barenton, which the heirs of Hugh de Bolebek hold ; a moiety of a fee in 
Lamburn, which Roger le Venur holds ; and to Walter de Huntercumbe 
and Alice his wife 1^ fees in Rammeden, Witenham, and Stodleye, which 
Roger de Witenham holds ; a fee in Chigehale, Westmilne, Manadene, and 
Gatesbiry, which William de Zon holds ; a fee in Machingges, which the heirs 
of Richard de Dovorr[ia] hold ; a quarter of a fee in Sudicaump, which the 
heirs of Henry de Hanesheg' hold ; a quarter of a fee in Barenton, which 
the heirs of Hugh de Bolebek hold ; and to Hugh de Laval and Matilda 
his wife 1^ fees in Farnham, which Hugh le Engleis holds; a fee in 
Chikehale, Westmilne, and Gatisbiry, which William de Zon holds ; a fee 
in Wermondesford, Graundmapeltr[e], Tendring, and Fulmer', which John 
le Breton holds ; a quarter of a fee in Westhamme, which the heirs of 
Richard son of Urse ( Urci) holds ; a quarter of a fee in Barenton, which 
the heirs of Hugh de Bolebek hold. 

To the same. Order to assign to Isabella, late the wife of John son of 
Alan, tenant in chief, 20$. yearly of land from the lands that belonged to 
John, wheie it can be done with least damage to the king, to hold as dower, 
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the manor of Berhunte (sic), which belonged to John and whereof John 
enfeoffed John le Marescall, against whom Isabella claimed a third of the 
manor as her dower, is extended at 60s. yearly. 

May 5. Robert le Walur of Worsted, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Odo 

Westminster, de Smaleberwe, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Norfolk to bail him. 

To Brother Stephen de Fuleburn and William de Midd[elton], appointed 
to assess a tallage upon certain Jews of the realm. Order to respite until the 
king's arrival in England the demand for 40 marks upon Cok son of Hagin, 
a Jew of London, for the king's use, by reason of the debts wherein 
William de Appledrefeld is bound to Cok, for which debts the king has 
given respite until his arrival in England to William, so that the Jew may 
then satisfy the king therefor without further delay. 

May 7. To ihe sheriff of Kent. Order to cause Fulk Peiforer and Henry Male- 

Westminster, mayns, late taxors and collectors of the twentieth in that county, to have 
10/., to wit 100s. pach, for their expenses in taxing and collecting the 
twentieth. 

Membrane 8. 

May 7. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order as 

before not to intermeddle further with 4^ knights' fees in Badele and 
Brokes that Geoffrey de Badele held [as at page 80 above] . 

[ Vacated.] 

May 8. To the same. Order to permit Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and 

Hertford, to hold four and a half knights' fees in Badel[e] and Brokes 
until the king's arrival, by permission of the king's subjects supplying his 
place, as the king understands from the escheator and others that Richard 
de Clare, 'earl of Gloucester and Hertford, father of the said Gilbert, 
and Gilbert were in seisin of the homage of Geoffrey de Badelfe] for the 
said fees until Geoffrey's death, which fees the escheator took into the 
king's hands by reason of the lands that Geoffrey held in chief. 

By R. Burnell. 

May 7. To the same. Order to respite until the king's arrival in England, by 

permission of his subjects supplying his place in England, the demand 
upon the villeins of the manor of Neuport for 101. lis. 0d., which he exacts 
from them according to an extent of their boon-works made surrep- 
titiously and not well by his sub-escheator, which sum they were not wont 
to pay at any time to R. de Somery or other lords of the manor. 

To the same, or to his sub-escheator in co. Essex. Repeated order to 
cause Peter [de] Bezill[es], nephew and heir of Emery de Bezill[es], tenant 
in chief, to have seisin of a messuage and a carucate of land in Dagenham, 
whereof Emery was seised in his demesne as of fee at his death, and which 
he held of the abbess of Berking. 

To William de Boyvill, escheator beyond Trent. Order to permit 
Robert de Ros, son and heir of Robert de Ros of Werk, to have seisin of 
the castle and manor of Werk, together with the issues thereof, until the 
king's arrival in England, by permission of the king's subjects supplying 
his place, so that he may then answer for the issues to the king, if they 
pertain to him, as the king learns by the testimony of trustworthy men 
that Robert son of Robert held the castle and manor of Robert de Ros, son 
and heir of William de Ros of Werk, of the gift and feoffment of Robert 
de Ros, father of William and Robert, and it does not appear to the king 
that Robert held anything of him in chief whereby the custody of the 

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May 14. 



May 16. 



May 17. 

St. MartinV 
le-Grand, 
London. 



Membrane 8 — cont, 
castle and manor ought or might pertain to him. The escheator is ordered 
to enquire meanwhile whether Robert held anything at his death in chief, 
and where, and how much, and by what service. 

To the bailiffs of Basingestok. Order to replevy to Hugh de Chasteyn 
and Peter Eynolph until the octaves of Midsummer next their mills, which 
were taken into the king's hands by reason of certain trespasses charged 
upon them by Roger de Wauton and John de Swyneford, appointed to the 
office of the king's market, the custody whereof was committed to the 
bailiffs by Roger and John, so that in the meantime the cause of their 
taking into the king's hands may be more fully known, and that justice 
may be done thereafter herein. 

To R. de Clyfford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the lands 
of Elizabeth de Monemuth[a], formerly the wife of John de Monemuth[a], 
tenant in chief, to be delivered to her, together with the issues thereof, and 
to leave her in peace until further orders, by the permission of the king's 
subjects supplying his place in England, as the late king granted to Baldwin 
de Villa the marriage of Elizabeth, or any fine made with him for the 
marriage, or the forfeiture pertaining to the king therefor in case she 
married without the king's licence, and she satisfied Baldwin for her 
marriage, as the king learns by the testimony of Queen Eleanor his mother, 
and the sheriff afterwards took Elizabeth's lands into the king's hands 
because she afterwards married. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Nicholas Corbet and Margery his wife, 
kinswoman of Richard de Munfichet, tenant in chief, and co-heiress of a 
third of his inheritance, the following rent and advowson, which were 
assigned to them as their purparty of a third of Richard's inheritance, 
according to the partition made in the king's court of the lands that Joyce, 
Richard's wife, held in dower of Richard's inheritance : 9/. 14.9. $%d. 
yearly of land and rent in Hoyland and Westhammes, with the advowson 
of Hoyland church, so that they and their parceners of the said third part 
shall have from the purparty of Hugh de Laval and Matilda his wife, their 
parceners, the value of the chief messuage of Hoyland, and if more or less 
have been assigned to them than pertains to them, the king will cause the 
messuage to be taken into his hands with the other lands and will cause 
equal portions to be made between the heirs. 

To the Fame. Like order to deliver to Nicholas and Margery the 
following knights' fees, assigned to them in like manner : three fees that 
John JVluschet holds in Leches worth, Weudington (sic), Walwenwik, Wilewe, 
Horesmede; half a fee that the heirs of Richard de Dovorr[ia] hold in 
vVitham ; a quarter of a fee that the heirs of Hugh de Bolebek hold in 
Barenton; and a moiety of half a fee that Roger le Venur holds in 
Lamburn. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause the lands of David de Effinton 
to be replevied to Ela de Somery, his wife, as the king has given him a day 
at the quinzaine of Midsummer next to come before him or his subjects 
supplying his place in England to answer concerning certain things charged 
upon him. 

To Master R. de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order not to hinder 
Nicholas le Archer from receiving the customs and services that he ought 
to have of right, from half a virgate of land in Sibertoft, as it appears by 
inspection of the rolls of the exchequer that the said land, whicli Thomas 
de Re well, deceased, held, was alienated without the late king's licence, 
and that it was afterwards nrrented at 2s. 6d. at the exchequer by reason 
of this alienation, and that the land is held of the serjeanty of Sibertoft, 
which Nicholas holds in chief of the king. 



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May 21. Richard le Bulur, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of William 

Cuddington. Sturthuppe, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Lincoln 
to hail him. 

May 28. William del Ho, imprisoned at Bedeford for the death of William 

Westminster. Paumer, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Bedford to 
bail him. 

Gereberga de Thurston, imprisoned at St. Edmunds for the death of 
John la (sic) Warde, wherewith she is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Suffolk to bail her. 



May 30. 



May 30. 

Westminster. 



To Robert de Aguillon, keeper of the honour of Arundel. Order to 
cause the defects of the walls of Arundel castle to be repaired where 
necessary. By R. Burnell. 

To the same. Whereas the king learns by inquisition taken by Ralph de 
Hengham, in the presence of the archdeacon of Chichester, that from time 
out of mind, as often as the men of the abbey of Fecamp were amerced in 
the hundred of Palling' for their defaults or for wrong done to the lord of 
Arundel, or to his men, or for assizes not observed, or for any other 
cause, those who were put in mercy were wont to find security (vadiare) for 
their amercement to the bailiffs of the lord of Arundel, and the amerce- 
ment was wont to be taxed afterwards before the bailiff of Arundel, in the 
presence of the bailiffs of the abbot of Fecamp, by lawful men of the 
hundred, and was wont to be afterwards levied by the abbot's bailiffs and 
to be received for the abbot's use, and that all the abbots of Fecamp bad 
such seisin hitherto both in the time of the lords of Arundel and in the 
time when the kings of England had the custody of the honour of Arundel, 
and that 40s. that are exacted yearly from the abbot's men were wont 
(solent) to be paid during the whole time of William de Albiniaco, formerly 
earl of Arundel, [by] the abbot's men to the said earl's bailiff in the 
hundred of Palling' at the term of Hokeday, and that after William's 
death Hugh de Albiniaco, his son and heir, was in the same seisin all his 
time, receiving the said 40s. as pertaining to his hundred of Palling', and 
that after Hugh's death, John son of Alan, one of Hugh's heirs, to whom 
the castle of Arundel with the hundred was assigned, was in the same 
seisin all his time until a year before his death, when the abbot's men with- 
drew themselves from rendering the rent, so that they have paid no rent 
since then, neither in the time of John son of Alan, who last died, nor in 
the time of the late king, to whom the custody of John's lands came : the 
king tberefoie orders Robert to permit the abbot and his church to have 
the same estate as regards the amercements aforesaid as they had in the 
time of the lords of Arundel and especially in the time of the said (sic) John 
son of John son of Alan, the last lord of Arundel, until the king or his council 
shall otherwise provide, and until otherwise ordered, superseding until the 
king's arrival in England distraints for the said 40s., which John, the last lord 
of Arundel, did not receive, in order that provision may then be made for 
doing justice in this behalf. 

June 4. Edelina de Cotes, Agatha, daughter of John de Cotes, Henry and Simon 

Westminster, his brothers, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of Ralph G-ernun of 
Ravenesthorp, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of 
Northampton to bail them. 

May 15. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 

Westminster, account of (riles de Audenard, king's clerk, and to cause due acquittances 

and allowances to be made to him in the same, as the late king sent him to 

parts beyond sea to acquit the said king's jewels pledged to the king of 

France and others in those parts, and to make diners payments there in the 



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name of the late king, for doing which Giles received great sums of money 
by the hands of sheriffs and others, and he is prepared, as he asserts, to 
render his account at the exchequer for the receipts and payments. 

To the bailiffs of Yarmouth. Order to cause nine sacks of wool of James 
de Troys, merchant of London, arrested by them by virtue of the king's 
inhibition of the taking of wool out of the realm, to be delivered by him, to 
be taken into the kingdom to make his profit thereof, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by Luke de Luk' ? his merchant, and Hugh de Dynington 
that James caused Ihe said wool io be carried from Lenn by the sea-coast to 
Yarmouth towards parts beyond sea a month and more before he was aware 
of the king's inhibition aforesaid, and he had previously obtained the king's 
letters of licence for carrying these nine sacks. 
June 12. To the sheriff of Westmoreland. Order to cause a coroner for that 

Westminster, county to be elected in place of Gilbert le Clerk, deceased. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert son of Alan de Langeford, who is incapacitated 
by infirmity. 

June 12. To Master R. de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the 

Westminster, woods of Esthammes and Westhammes and the park of Hoyland, which 
Joyce, late the wife of Richard Muntfichet, tenant in chief, held in 
dower of Richard's inheritance, and which remain to be divided between 
the heirs and parceners of the inheritance, to be divided into equal portions 
in the presence of the heirs and parceners, and to cause their portions to be 
assigned to them. 

To John de Colecestr[ia], keeper of the hospital of the Innocents without 
Lincoln. Order to amove Walter Otre wholly from the custody of the 
hospital, and to depute a discreet and faithful man for the custody, who 
shall ordain and dispose of the goods and things of the hospital for the use 
and profit of the brethren thereof, so that it may not be imputed to John 
that the goods have been dispersed by his negligence, whereby the king 
ought to lay his hand on him in another manner, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken with John's assent that Walter, to whom John committed 
the hospital to keep under him, conducts himself badly in the custody, and 
that the goods of the hospital are wasted and dispersed by him, so that it 
will shortly be necessary for the brethren dwelling together there to beg 
elsewhere for lack of maintenance unless a remedy be quickly applied. 

To Geoffrey de Gyenviil, justiciary of Ireland. William de Apeltrefeld 
has shown the king that whereas he stayed in England by the king's order 
from Midsummer, in the first year of his reign, for certain affairs specially 
touching the king and him, and is still staying in England, wherefore he 

and his men, lands, things [Incomplete], 

June 15. James Coche, imprisoned at Ivelcestre for the death of John Boyman, 
Westminster, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Somerset to bail him. 

John Wawe and Ralph le Eevere of Fraunkeleye, imprisoned at Worcester 
for the death of William le Prestre ,wherewith they are charged, have letters 
to the sheriff of Worcester to bail them. 



Membrane 8 — Schedule. 
Copy or draught of agreement between Alice, late the wife of Peter 
de Meaudlingg, and Remigius* (Almaricus) de Meaudlingg, Peter's brother, 
whereby Remigius (Emericus) grants that the manor of Meaudlingg, which 
Alice holds of the feoffment of Laurence de Meaudlingg, shall remain to 
Alice for her life, provided that the third of the manor that Isabella, 



* Called Remigius below, and Remie (« French Remi) in the inquisition post Mortem, 2 Edward I. No. 9. 



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Membrane 8 — Schedule — cont. 



mother of Remigius (Emeriti), holds in dower, shall remain to Remigius 
(Emerico), and also a moiety of the fees pertaining to the inheritance, . 
saving to Alice the other moiety of those fees for life. Alice grants that 
after her death the manor shall wholly revert to Remigius (Emerico) 
free of her heirs. And Sir Walter de Merton grants that nothing shall be 
exacted of Remigius (Remigio) or his heirs or of Isabella by reason of 
arrears of the 8/. that were wont to be pnid to the exchequer from Peter's 
inheritance or for any other reason. And the parties are bound to make security 
to each other by a fine to be levied in the king's court so soon as Remigius 
(Remigius) come of age; so that Remigius (Remigius) and Isabella shall be 
bound to Alice in 300/. if they contravene and if they will not make this 
fine, and Alice shall be bound to Remigius (Kenrigio) in 300/. if she hinder 
the said fine from being levied. Witnesses : Sir Robert Fulconis and Sir 
Stephen Heym, justices, and Sir John de Kyrkeby. 

Endorsed: If the fine be made in the king's court, then the agreement 
shall remain in force. 



June 17. 
Westminster. 



June 17. 
Westminster. 



June 18. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 7. 

Roger Lestrange (Extraneus), Richard de Sutchirch, Nicholas de 
Cugenhou, William le Baud, William de la Rakele, and Ralph de Bello 
Campo mainperned to have William de Trailli before the king on his 
arrival in England to answer to the king for all things to be objected 
against him. 

To the sheriffs and community of London. Order to provide in the 
place of Henry le Waleys, mayor of that city, who is going, with certain 
men of the city, to the king in parts beyond sea by the king's order, by 
the counsel of the said mayor and by their own counsel, two discreet and 
faithful men of their fellow-citizens to keep the city in the mayor's place in 
the king's faith and tranquillity during the mayor's absence, so that the sheriffs 
and community shall be intendent to the said two citizens until the mayor's 
return in all things pertaining to the government and custody of the city, 
as they would be to the mayor if he were present. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the prior and convent of 
St. James without Northampton of 6/. 13s. 4e/. in which they made fine with 
the late king to have the custody during voidance of their house, which was 
then void, unless they have previously had acquittance by another writ, as 
it appears by the rolls of the said king's wardrobe that the prior and con- 
vent paid that sum to Peter de Winton[ia], keeper of the said wardrobe, on 
Friday after St. Edmund, in the o4th year of the said king's reign, of which 
sum Peter rendered an account before the barons at the exchequer, as has 
been testified before the king. 

To R. de Cliffford], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Joan, late 
the wife of Nicholas de Haversh[am], tenant in chief, to have seisin of the 
manor of Cumpton, estimated at 30/. 2s. 4f<i., and of 26s. of rent in Bred- 
ford (sic), and of 17s. 8d. of rent in Puttou, and of 10s. of rent in Grimstede, 
which the king has assigned to her in dower of her husband's lands. 

Be it known that Joan came into the king's court before the subjects 
supplying his place in England, and took oath not to marry without his 
licence, and that she would keep Matilda, daughter and heiress of Nicholas, 
at her peril, until the king should otherwise ordain. 

Ranulph de Acton, Richard le Bretun, Robert le Parker, Gilbert le Parker, 
Richard de Heyeleye, Ralph de la More, William del Brentclyve, Roger de 
Elmet, Gilbert Talmal, Adam Coulayn, John le Messer, Henry le Marescall, 
Thomas le Serjaunt, and Richard de Elmete, imprisoned at York for the 
death of Gilbert Serkeles, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the 
sheriff of York to bail them. 



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— — — - To Master K. <le Cliff [ord], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver 

to William de Gyveldon and Joan his wife, formerly the wife of Thomas 

le Marescall, tenant m chief, a third of the chief messuage that belonged to 
Thomas in Cerberge, 76 acres of demesne, an acre of several pasture, an 
acre and a half and a third of half an acre, and common of pasture, and the 
grove of wood, which contains two parts, and a third of the issues of the 
mill, and a third of the pleas and perquisites of the court, the third presen- 
tation to the church, and three villeins, each of whom holds a virgate of 
land, and a third of the service of one villeinage, a third of the dovecote, a 
cotter in Cerberge, which the king has assigned to them in dower of the 
lands that formerly belonged to Thomas in Cerberge. 

June 18. To the same. Order to permit the said William de Givelton and Joan to 

Westminster, hold the custody of two parts of the land that belonged to the said Thomas 
in Cerberge until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, as they have given 
security to the king by Richard de Lomene and John de Blakeford to 
restore to him the custody of the said lands, which the king committed to 
them until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, at the said term, if the 
custody and the marriage of the said heir of Thomas ought to pertain to 
the king. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order not to lay his hands on or to intermeddle 
with the lands or chattels of Ralph Pyrot, who is imprisoned at London for 
certain trespasses wherewith he is charged, and to permit Giles de Argen- 
tein to have freo administration of the lands and chattels for the use of 
Ralph and his wife and household, as it is not just that Ralph's lands or chattels 
should be alienated or dispersed or damaged by the king or his ministers 
before he be convicted in the king's court concerning such trespasses. 

To the aforesaid escheator. Order to render without delay to the prior 
of Stokecurcy what the escheator has taken of the tenth penny of all the 
rents of villeins and of freemen of Wik, Radewye, and of the borough of 
Stokecurcy, pertaining to the prior after the death of Robert Walerand, 
except the new money that has newly accrued to the manor of Stokcurcy 
by Robert's providence, and to permit the prior to receive the tenth 
penny henceforth as he and his predecessors were wont to receive it in 
times past, because the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator 
that the prior and his predecessors received the said tenth penny from the 
foundation of the priory. 

June 18. To the same. Whereas the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff 

Westminster, of Wilts that George de Cantilupo took from the goods of Richard de Bede- 
ford in the manor of Brichmerston, which was of George's inheritance and 
which the king granted to Richard during George's minority, to the value 
of 24/. lis. Sd. against Richard's will during the custody aforesaid, the 
king orders the escheator to retain in the king's hands of the goods that 
belonged to George, which the king lately ordered to be taken into his 
hands by the escheator for this reason, to the aforesaid sum for Richard's 
use, and to the value of 20/. in addition for the damages that George 
inflicted upon Richard in the manor of Rokebey (sic), which the king granted 
to Richard in form aforesaid, to be retained until the king have been 
certified of the truth of the premises, and to restore the remainder of 
George's goods to the executors of his will for the execution of his will. 

To Roger Lestrange (Ewtraneo), keeper of the castle and land of Peck. 
Order to deliver to Constance, late the wife of Henry de Alm[annia], or 
to Master Reymund de Nolmer', her attorney, the arrears of the 100/. 
yearly granted to her for life by the king from the issues of the said land, 
from the time when the king caused that 100/. to be taken into his hands 
for certain causes ; according to the tenor of a former order, which Roger 
has not observed. If Roger have fully answered at the exchequer for the 



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June 22. 
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Membrane 7 — cont. 

issues for the time past, lie is ordered to deliver lo Constance all the 
money received from the issues since he so answered, and all that he shall 
next receive thence, until she have been fully satisfied for the said arrears. 

To Master R. de Cliff[ord], escheator this side Trent. Order to assign 
to Isabella, late the wife of John son of John son of Alan, 2 marks of 
yearly rent from the lands and rents that belonged to John and which are 
in the king's hands and in the escheator's custody, to hold in dower for 
a third of the mill of Muleford, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the sheriff of Salop that the mill, which John gave to the abbot of Haghemon 
in frankalmoin, and concerning which the abbot has vouched Richard, 
John's son and heir, a minor in the king's wardship, to warranty, is 
extended at 41., whereof Isabella ought to be dowered with 2 marks yearly 
for the third of the issues of the mill, and to assign to her 2s. 4c?. rent for a 
third of 7s. rent, which John gave to the abbot, and concerning which the 
abbot has vouched the said Richard to warranty. 

June 25. To the same. Order to restore to Isabella, late the wife of John de 
^^stminster. Curtenay, tenant in chief, the manors of Wavendon and Hildesdon, 
together with the issues thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the escheator that the manors were given to Isabella in free marriage. 

To the same. Order to deliver to John Bek 10/. from the issues of his 
bailiwick for the 10/. that John ought to have received from the yearly 
rent of the moiety of the manor of Tateshal[e] and from the manor of 
Kirkeby at Christmas term last, at which term the manors were in the 
escheator's custody by the king's commission by reason of the death of 
Robert de Tateshale, tenant in chief. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Adam Graveshale, deceased. 

To Robert de Tateshal[e]. Order to deliver to John Bek 10/. out of 
the fine that Robert made with the king for having seisin of his lands, for 
the 10/. that John ought to have received from the yearly rent of a moiety 
of the manor [of Tateshale], and from the manor of Kirkeb[y] at 
Christmas term last, [when] the manors were in the custody of Master R. de 
Clifford, escheator this side Trent, by the king's commission by reason of 
the death of Robert de Tateshal[e], Robert's father. 



July 5. 
Wofetminster. 



To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to deliver in bail Robert Priour, who 
was lately charged with divers trespasses at Newmarket before John son of 
John, appointed to inquire concerning certain trespasses committed in that 
county, and who was delivered in bail by John until a month of the present 
St. John the Baptist, so that he should then stand to right before John 
concerning these trespasses if any one should wish to speak against him 
thereupon, or that he should then render himself to the king's prison at 
Norwich if John did not come to those parts in the meantime, if Robert 
shall find twelve lawful men of that county who will mainpern to have him 
before the king or his council in the octaves of St. Peter ad Vincula to 
stand to right as aforesaid, as Robert has come into the king's court and 
offered to stand to right concerning the said trespasses. 

To the same. Order to cause Adam le Blund of Norwich to have 
seisin of a messuage in Norwich that John le Blund held, who was 
hanged for felony, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff 
that the messuage has been in the king's hands for a year and a day, that 
John held it of Adam, and that Walter de Schelfhangre, late keeper of the 
town of Norwich, ought to answer to the king for the year, day, and waste 
thereof, and that the messuage is in the king's hands solely for this reason. 



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July 4. Bartholomew de Sancto Probo, chaplain, John de Sancto Probo, Cicely 

Westminster, de Tregeny and Joan her daughter, imprisoned at Launcaveton for the 
death of Richard de Grugoed, wherewith they are charged, have letters of 
the king to the sheriff of Cornwall to bail them. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a ship of Reymund Jak', 
merchant of Bordeaux, laden with 34 pockets of wool, to be delivered to 
him, as it has been testified before the king by Poncius de Mora, Roger le 
Marescall, and Walter le Cornwaleys, citizens of London, that Reymund 
caused his ship to be laden in Ireland with 34 pockets of wool, which ship 
the sheriff lately caused to be arrested at Totnes (Tatton?) because he 
believed that Reymund wished to take the wool to Flanders to trade 
therewith, and it is also testified that Edmund (sic) did and will not 
communicate with the Flemings, and Poncius and the others have mainperned 
that Reymund shall take his wool to Southampton to trade there and in the 
adjoining parts, and not without the realm. 

July 7. To Roger de Wauton and John de Swyneford, appointed to hold pleas 

of the market. Order to replevy to Eudo la Zuche and Milicent 
(Milisante), his wife, their liberty of Calne, which was taken into the 
king's hands for contempt, together with the issues thereof, until the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas next. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Godfrey le Fauconer 
of 66s. 8df., unless he have had acquittance already, which he delivered into 
the wardrobe of the late king to Mcholas de Leukenore, then keeper of 
the wardrobe, on Wednesday, the feast of the Holy Innocents, in the 52nd 
year of the said king's reign, in which sum he made fine with the late king 
to have respite for his knighthood. 

Membrane 6. 

July 8. To Master R. de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 

Alice de Amundevill to have seisin of the manor of Arningeton, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Matilda de Sancto 
Andrea demised it to Alice for Alice's life, and that Alice was in good and 
peaceful seisin thereof long before Matilda's death, until she was ejected 
thence by the escheator, and the king has rendered to her seisin of the 
manor, to hold for life, provided that she do not make waste, nale, or ruin, 
so that it may revert entire to Matilda's heirs at Alice's death. 

Geoffrey de Cortlingestok, imprisoned at Notingham for the death of 
John de Wollaston, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Nottingham to bail him. 

July 9. To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause Adam de Knel to have 

Westminster, seisin of a messuage and a moiety of a bovate of land in Chippyn, which 
Roger Hoseleneheved held, who was hanged for felony, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said messuage and moiety 
have been in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that Roger held 
them of Adam, and that the township of Chyppyn is bound to answer to 
the king for the year, day, and waste thereof. 

To the treasurer or him who supplies his place, and to the barons of the 
exchequer of Dublin. Order to respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
all exactions, demands, and distraints on the archbishop of Cashel for 
the king's debts. By R. Burnell and by writ of the great seal. 

[Prynne, Records, iii. 137.] 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to 
cause Alice de Scalar [iis] to have seisin of certain lands that are of her 



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fee in A bin ton and which are held of her by knight service, the custody 
whereof belongs to her of right, as it appears by inspection of the rolls 
of the exchequer and by inquisition taken by the escheator that William 
de Abenton held of the king of the honour of Boulogne, and not elsewhere 
of the king in chief, so that the custody of his other lands that are of the 
fee of others could or ought [not] to pertain to the king. By R. Burnell. 

To William de Boyvill, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
Margaret, late the wife of Robert de Eos, tenant in chief, to have seisin 
without delay of all the lands of her inheritance of the lands that belonged 
to Peter de Br us, her brother, as she has done fealty to the king for the 
said lands and has taken oath not to marry without his licence. By C. 

July 11. Robert de Beltoft, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of Roger Dode, 

wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Lincoln to bail him. 

July 11. To Geoffrey de Nevill, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 

deliver Walter le Graunt, imprisoned at Lincoln for trespass of the Forest, 
in bail to twelve lawful men of that bailiwick, who shall mainpern to have 
him before the justices for pleas of the Forest when they come to those 
parts to stand to right concerning the trespass. 

July 13. To Geoffrey de Geynvill, justiciary of Ireland. Order to respite all 

the exactions, demands and distraints on the archbishop of Cashel until 
the king's arrival in England, so that provision may then be made for 
doing what is reasonable thereupon, and not to annoy the bishop or his 
church in the mean time. By R. Burnell. 

[Prynne, Records, iii. 137.] 

July 15. To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent, Order to 

Westminster, cause William de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Geoffrey de Mortuo Mari, 
to have seisin of his father's lands, together with all the issues thereof, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Geoffrey, whose 
lands the escheator took into the king's hands believing that he held of 
the king in chief, held nothing of the king in chief, but that he held in 
chief by knight service of Ralph de Mortuo Mari, tenant in chief of the 
late king, and that William is his son and heir and is of full age. 

July 17. John Chirell, Roger Chirell, Nicholas Chirell, Nicholas Flaun, and 
Westminster. William son of Hugh, imprisoned at Ledes for the death of Thomas 
Wynter, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Kent to 
bail them. 

Gilbert de Bosco of Neubigging, Adam Schakeltunstal, John Haliday 
and Juliana daughter of Gilbert, imprisoned at York, have letters to the 
sheriff of York to bail them. 

To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. It has been 
shown to the king on the part of Robert de la Wythye and John his son 
that whereas John bought a cartload of brushwood at Wodestok from 
Robert del Box Bouer, John de Ludewell, bailiff of Wodestok, and his 
ministers took and imprisoned John and his father because John could 
not find his warrant quickly for the said purchase, charging him and Robert 
with having taken the brushwood in the king's park in thievish manner ; 
as John is prepared to aver that the brushwood was sold to him by Robert 
del Box in good faith (jideliter), the king orders Roger to make an 
inquisition concerning the matter, and if he find thereby that John bought 
the brushwood from Robert as is aforesaid, he is ordered to cause John 
and his father to be released with all speed. 

July 17. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order not to aggrieve Peter Pycot, 
who was indicted for certain trespasses, and not to inflict damage on his goods, 



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out to permit Theophania, his wife, to have free administration of his 
goods, for the use of Peter arid her household, until further orders, as 
Peter has come to the king's peace spontaneously, and has rendered himself 
lately to the king's prison at London. 

To Master R, de Cliff [ord], eseheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Nicholaa de Cryoll', Margery and Beatrice, sisters of Nicholas de CryolF, 
tenant in chief, to have seisin of a moiety of the manor of Stocton, together 
with the issues thereof, as the eseheator, believing that Nicholas was seised 
at his death of the said moiety in his demesne as of fee ejected Nicholaa, 
Margery and Beatrice from their seisin thereof and took it into the king's 
hands, and the king learns by inquisition taken by the eseheator that 
Nicholas at hid death was not seised of a moiety of the manor, because he 
had given it to Roger de Leyburn, and at the time when Nicholas held 
the moiety he held it of the bishop of Lincoln by the courtesy of England 
of the inheritance of his first wife. 

July 18. John son of John Eylward, imprisoned at Marleberg for the death of 

Westminster. Richard le Retherherde, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Wilts to bail him. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to with- 
draw from the chest of the chirographers the charter of Robert son of 
Robert de Magna Dodington for a debt of 5 marks in which he was 
indebted to Peytevinus son of Sampson, a Jew of Northampton, by that 
charter, and to acquit him thereof, as Peytevinus has acknowledged before 
the king's subjects appointed to levy the tallage of the king's Jews that 
Robert is quit of the debt aforesaid. 

July 26. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to permit Robert son of German to go 

Canterbury, quit, and to restore to him any money that the sheriff may have received 
by reason of his release, as the king lately ordered the sheriff to cause to be 
recorded in his county [court] any outlawry promulgated against Robert 
by reason of the death of Reginald atte Park, for whose death the sheriff 
took Robert and imprisoned him, and it appears by the said record, sent to 
the king by the sheriff, that Robert was not outlawed for the said death, 
and that the late king pardoned him the suit of his peace for that death. 

Philip le Gaunt, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of Alice, daughter 
of Roger de Waltham, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Warwick to bail him. 

Christiana, late the wife of Robert le Sennenir, and Agnes her daughter, 
imprisoned at Winchester for the death of William le Tawyare, wherewith 
they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Southampton to bail them. 

John Adde, Gilbert de Norhantonia, and Alexander le Tanur impri5oned 
at St. Albans for the death of Robert atte Wodegate, whereof they are 
appealed, have letters to the sheriff of Hertford to bail them. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the execu- 
tors of the will of Philip Basset to have administration of all his goods and 
chattels for the execution of his will, as the treasurer and barons wrote back 
to the king, after searching the rolls of the exchequer, that Philip is quit 
at the exchequer by his executors of all debts, as well his own as those due 
to the king by reason of the lands of Robert de Gynes. 

Anketinus de Anesye, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of Henry de 

Aspeleye, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Warwick to 

bail him. 

July 30. To Master R. de Clifford, eseheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Canterbury. Matilda, late the wife of William de Abington, tenant in chief, the portion 



July 28. 
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July 29. 
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of William's lands falling to her as dower, according to the partition of 
* William's lands made by the escheator, as contained in a schedule enclosed 
in these presents. 

Aug. 5. William le Chapman, imprisoned at Lammasse for the death of Richard 

Canterbury. Goldhen, whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of Essex to bail 
him. 

Aug. 10. To the bailiff of Wodestok. Order to cause the king's houses of 
Tunbridge. Wodestok to be repaired and amended where necessary by the view and 
testimony of lawful men, as the king learns that they need speedy repair. 

Aug. 12. To Poncius de Mora and Gregory de Rockel[eye], takers of the king's 

Tuobridge. wines. Order to cause the five tuns of wine of the king's right prise, which 

are at Southampton and which the king ordered to be acquitted by the 

treasurer and chamberlains, to be carried to Brehull, to be placed in the 

king's cellars against his approaching arrival there. 



Membrane 6 — Schedule 1. 

Partition of the lands that belonged to Sir William de Abington. 

There fall to a third of the park in the manor on the north side 6 perches, 
12 feet with the fishpond on the same side and with the ditches at the ends 
of the said plot, and a plot enclosed with a wall without the gate, with a 
gate and upper room (solario) over the gate, and with the appurtenant 
chambers, and with a chamber at the east end of the same plot, and a cow- 
house with a dovecote and a barn in the same plot with dyke-bote (dyhbote) 
of o feet at the east end and a * dyhbote ' of 3 i'eet at the west end, and 
6 perches 3 feet in the middle of Newtwybr[ugge ?] in the same manor, 
abbutting in the same way, with as much dyke-bote {dyhbote), to wit with 
the ditch at each end, and with a dyke bote of 5 feet at the east end and of 
3 feet at the west end. And in Le Holme in that manor on the west side 
a plot with ditches and dyke-bote (dyhbot) at the ends, and with ditches in 
the same, and the plot contains at the north end 5 perches 5 feet, and at 
the south end 6 perches ; with a small house for cows and a pigsty without 
the gate. And a third part in the middle of the lower furlong of a cultura 
called ' Westdole,' and in the upper furlong of the same cultura a third part 
towards the east, and two butts in the middle of six butts in the same 
cultura; and a third part in Stanebregedole towards the east; and in 
Stanebreg'-furlong, two butts towards the west ; and in Melnedole a third 
part towards the west ; and in Baldriesdole, a third part towards the east ; 
and in Faragesdole, a third part in the middle ; and at Westbrok, two selions 
of six on the south side, and at Westbrok an acre near the land of Adam 
son of William Joan ; and upon Westlongelond, two butts [counted] for 
half an acre near the land of Andrew de Crendene, and in Wowelond a 
third part of a small cultura towards the east, and in Pertchemer-furlong an 
acre near le Wowelond and under Ramenho, two butts [counted] for 13 roods 
near the land of Adam son of William Joan ; and at Westbrok an acre* near 
the land of Alan de Ceddre ; and under Ramenho, two acres near the land 
of the hospital of Sen eg [eye], and in Lampcttes, a selion in the middle of 
two furlongs (in medio per duas quarentenas) ; and in Lampettes, a butt 
near the land of the parson of Abington, and in Snytefurlong, an acre near 
the land of Richard de Byboys, and a rood on the north side of Rerdon 
near the land of Michael de Vernun ; and a third of three selions in Le 
Clay on the east side ; and at Coumade, half an acre near the land of the 
parson of Abington, and in Eldefeld furlong of the Frenchman's land (del 
Fransemaneslond), a selion near the land of the parson of Abington, and a 



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moiety of a rood near the land of Luke West, and it abuts upon the brook 
(le doyt) ; and a third of four selions in Le Fulelond towards the north, 
and in Fulelond a rood near the land of William West ; and a third of an 
enclosed garden near the chapel of Abington on the east side, and a third 
of the croft near that enclosure on the north side ; and in Estdole, a third 
towards the west, and 3 selions in Fan furlong near the land of Matilda de 
Abington ; and in Brandelon, 3 selions near the land of Robert de Lindon ; 
and in * le lower Syke/ a selion [counted] for 3 roods near Le Inland ; and in 
Spotmerefurlong, an acre raear the land of Richard de Byboys; and in 
Flemingescroft, a third towards the west ; and a third of 8 selions in West- 
longelond in the middle ; and in Westlongelond, an acre and a rood near the 
land of Alan de Berle ,* and in the same furlong 3 roods, near the land of 
Matilda de Abinton ; and in the same furlong an acre near the land of 
Robert de la Grene ; and in Flemingesdole through three furlongs, a third 
part towards the east ; and of three selions on the north part [of] Beru, a 
third part towards the west, near the land of Robert son of Philip, and in 
the same furlong towards the east, an acre near the land of Luke le ISTeue ; 
and in Mardyhfurlong, half an acre near the land of William Everard, and 
a rood near the land of Matilda de Abington , and of five selions in the 
same furlong, half an acre on the east side, and in the same furlong an acre 
near the land of the hospital of Seneg[eye], and half an acre in Le Hole in 
the upper furlong near the land of Robert Culle, and in le Northerhale, two 
butts near the land of Robert the reeve ; and in Wendimorfurlong, two 
selions near the land of the parson, and of 5 selions one acre on the south 
near the land of Richard de Biboys ; and in the same furlong, an acre near 
the land of Alan de Berle, and at Chalcpettes 3 roods near the land of 
Richard de Byboys, and a rood at Sutbrok near the land of Luke de Neue ; 
and in the same furlong, half an acre near the land of Richard de Byboys, 
and of 3 selions in Fransemaneslond a third part in the middle, and on the 
north part of Beru, two butts [counted] for 3 roods near the land of Walter 
the reeve ; and in the same furlong at Wigodes, 3 roods near the land of 
Matilda de Abington, likewise Le Wellehalvaker and half an acre near the 
land of Matilda de Abingt[on] ; and under Beru, a butt near the land of 
Andrew de Crenden ; and in the several pasture called * Estmede/ besides 
24 feet that shall remain for dyke-bote (dykbot) and for the common 
way, in the west field, a third part towards the south ; and in the several 
pasture called ' Westmede/ a third part in the middle, with appurtenant 
chace (chacia) and easement ; and in a pasture called ' Sutdole ' in Wendimor, 
a third part in the middle ; and in Nortdole in the same, a third part on the 
north side, and a third part of a windmill. And from the free rent of 
assize of the free tenants, from William son of Waldeve ( Waldewy) of 
Thadelawe, 5s. Qd. yearly ; from Walter del Eldefeld, 8d ; from Alan de 
Berle, Id. ; from Amicia Sterre, 2s.; from Robert Hethulf, 5*. ; from John 
Dus, 2d. ; from Robert son of Philip, 2s. ; from John Tucke, \d. ; from 
Matilda, daughter of Hugh, \d. ; and from Margery Ransy a third of a 
pound of pepper ; with the homage, wards, reliefs, escheats, suits of court, 
and all services arising from the said tenants, except the service of Robert 
son of Philip, a third part whereof remains to this part ; and from the 
' molmen/ from Ivo Est, 16c?. ; from Adam son of Hugh, Gd. ; with the 
appurtenant services and customs ; and from Matilda daughter of Hugh, \d. ; 
and from the villeinage, from William West, who holds half a virgate of 
land, with all his issue (sequela), together with the services and customs 
and commodities from him and his tenement, and a moiety of William 
Everard out of his issue, with a moiety of the services, customs and com- 
modities arising from him and his tenement, which William holds half a 
virgate of land. With a third part of all the liberties pertaining to that 
manor, both of bull and boar and of other things. 



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[Dorse.~\ 

Steplemordun. — In the enclosure that belonged to William Farage, a third 
part towards the west, with appurtenant ditches, 'dyhbot' and easements in 
the lower croft ; a third part near the meadow towards the south side, and in 
the upper croft, a third part in the middle ; and in the meadow, a third part 
towards the south, with the way and chace (chacia) between the two said 
crofts ; and in the cultura above the said croft, a third part in the middle ; 
and in Hesdele, a third part towards the north ; and in Pollardes croft, a 
third part towards the south ; and above Pichardes, a selion of the two 
towards the north, and half an acre near the Sepewaspedole ; and upon 
Merodune, half nn acre near the land of Henry le Why te ; and In West- 

gletten, an acre near the land , abutting upon Madedych ; and in 

Faragesdele, a third part towards the west, and at Langedyche, two selions 
on the north side, and at Croneweye, half an acre near the land of John le 
Bretun ; and above Hoiewelle, three butts near the land of Gilbert Prat ; 
and of five selions upon Litlington, a third part in the middle; and the 
headland (le hevedlond) of an acre at Sytlowedene ; and without Allweilstrate 
upon Catewell an acre near the land of Robert de Strata ; and a selion 
[counted] for three roods near the land of Hugh de Seneg[eye] ; and upon 
Litlingtonfeld an acre near the land of Henry le Blund on the north side ; 
and a selion [counted] for three roods near the land of the prior of Wile- 
mundele under Suthol ; and on the west part Sparcdenwey 2 acres near the 
land of the prior of Wilemundele ; and at Hykenhiite an acre near the land 
of Andrew de JSTorthbrok; and an acre near the land of the parson of 
Mordun, abutting upon Wodewey ; and an acre near the land of William 
Burre against Havedewey ; and an acre near the land of Henry le Blund, 
abutting upon Havedewey ; and three roods near the land of William Burre, 
above Le Mere, abutting upon Aswellestrate ; and above Le Mere, half an 
acre near the land of John le Bretun, abutting upon the field of Reddre, 
with a third part of the pasture in Hillewelle. 

From the rents of assize of free tenants : from Nicholas Hery, 3s. ; from 
Hugh Arneburn, 2s. ; from Henry le Blund, 8d. ; from William Cayterel, 
lOd. ; from Robert the smith, lOd. ; from John deBruey, \d. ; from Philip son 
of Marsill[ia], \d. ; with the homages, services, wards, reliefs and escheats 
coming from his said tenants, except a moiety of the services of William 
Kayterel, and [except] two parts of the services of Hugh Arnebur[n], 
Henry le Blund and of all profits that may arise from them and their 
tenement. 

These are three parts of the lands of William de Abingeton, in co. 
Cambridge, equally divided. 

Membrane 6 — Schedule 2. 

Letter from J. de Kauncy, the treasurer, and the other barons of the 

exchequer to the king. Upon inspection of the rolls of the exchequer at 

the king's order, they have found that Philip Basseth is quit at the 
exchequer by his executors of all debts, as well his own as those that he 
owed to the king by reason of the lands of Robert de Gynes. 

Membrane 6 — Schedule 3. 

Aug. 1. To Geoffrey Foliot, keeper of Glastonbury abbey. Order to cause 

the elect of Glastonbury to have 20/. from the issues of the abbey for his 
maintenance, of the king's special grace. 



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Aug. 12. To the barons of the exchequer and the justices appointed for the custody 
of the Jews. Order to cause William de Hadestok to have respite for all 
the debts that he owes to Master Eliae, a Jew of London, which arc 
exacted from him by summons of the exchequer for the use of Elias, ns 
the king has granted respite to him. By K. and M. de Grohnn. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to release the distraint made upon 
William de Hadestok for the debts aforesaid, as the king has granted him 
respite until Michaelmas. By K. and Maurice de Crohun . 

To Roger de Clifford], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
deliver Robert Attewylegh and John his son, imprisoned at Oxford for 
trespass of the Forest, in bail to twelve lawful men of that bailiwick, who 
shall mainpern to have them before the justices for pleas of the Forest when 
they shall come to those parts to answer to the king for the said trespass. 

Walter Coppyn and Warin Coppyn, imprisoned at Launceveton for the 
death of William son of Thomas de Langedon, whereof they are appealed, 
have letters of the king to the sheriff of Cornwall to bail them. 

Aug. 15. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of 
Croydon. Fekeham to be elected in place of Robert de Estewode, whom the king 

lately amoved from that office for various causes. 

To Roger de Cliff[ord], justice of the Forest this side Trent Order to 

deliver to Queen Eleanor, the king's mother, one oak in the king's forest 

of Ceite (sic) for making a certain post therewith for the windmill at 

Luttegarsale. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause verderers for the king's 
forest of Fekeham to be elected in place of William de Kingeton and 
William de Herveton, deceased. 

Thomas de la Gare, Adam de Langhum, Alan le Gaunter, Richard de 
la Gare, Thomas Tytot, and Geoffrey de la Hyde, imprisoned at 
St. Edmunds for the death of Adam Wlwyne of Cokefeld, whereof they 
are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of Suffolk to bail them. 

Aug. 16. To Master R. de Cliff[ord], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Croydon. John Engayne and Joan his wife to have seisin of the lands in Byfeld that 
belonged to Joyce de Mountfychet, as the king learns by inquisition taken 
by the escheator that the lands that Joyce at her death held in Byfeld in 
her demesne as of fee fall to Joan by inheritance, and that they are worth 
49s. *l\d~ yearly, and that they are held in chief of the heir of Robert de 
Sutton, and that they were taken into the king's hands solely by reason of 
Robert's death, and that nothing can pertain to the king thence in name of 
wardship. 

Aug. 16. To the same. Order to restore to Thomas de Weilaund, brother and heir 
Croydon, of William de Weilaund, the manor of Branteston, together with the issues, 
if the escheator ascertain by inquisition that William at his death held 
nothing of the king in chief there or elsewhere in his bailiwick, as the 
escheator lately took that manor, whereof William was seised in his demesne 
as of fee, into the king's hands by his order after William's death, and now 
the king learns by the testimony of trustworthy men that William did not 
hold the manor of him in chief by reason whereof anything thereof ought 
to pertain to him. 

Aug. 20. To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order to certify the king of the names of 

Westminster, the mainpernors of John le Clerk of Waleton, imprisoned at Wyndesor for 

the death of John de Edelmeton, wherewith he is charged, if he shall find 

twelve lawful men of that county to have him before the justices at the 

first assize when they come to those parts to stand to right if any one wish 



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Aug. 26. 
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Membrane 5 — cow*, 
to speak against him concerning this death, so that the king may cause John 
to be delivered from prison by that mainprise. 

Amabilla de Pemilbur[y], imprisoned at Lancaster for the death of Elias 
son of Roger, whereof she is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of Lancaster 
to bail her. 

To John de Lovetot and Geoffrey de Neubald, keepers of the bishopric 
of Durham. Order to permit the executors of the will of Robert, late 
bishop of Durham, to have full administration of all the bishop's goods for 
the execution of his will, and to permit them to dispose (reponere) of the 
bishop's corn and other goods in the manors of the bishopric as shall seem 
fit to them, as brother Hugh, formerly prior of Durham, and Master Roger 
de Seyton have mainperned for the said executors to render to the king 
any debts that the bishop at his death owed to him. [Prynne, Records, 
iii. 134.] 

Memorandum, that the king landed at Dover on Thursday after St. Peter 
ad Vincula, 1274. And he was solemnly crowned on Sunday after the 
Assumption next in the church of St. Peter, Westminster, in the aforesaid 
year and in the second year of his reign. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to so 
provide, according to the value of the tenement of Stephen Maulovel of 
co. Nottingham, for the assignment of such terms for the payment of 
certain debts that he owes to divers Jews of the realm that he may have 
reasonable maintenance from his tenement, and that he may satisfy the 
Jews for the remainder, as divers and intolerable distraints have been 
made on him for the said debts, and the king does not wish that Stephen 
shall be brought to such need for these debts that he cannot have main- 
tenance from his lands. By K. 
The like for Thomas son of Thomas de Welleby. 

To John de Luvetot and G-eoffrey de Neubald, keepers of the bishopric 
of Durham. Order to pay to A. king of Scotland, from the first money 
from the issues of the bishopric, 175/. for his expenses for five weeks, to wit 
100s. a day, in coming to the king at Westminster at his order and 
returning thence. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to so 
provide, according to the value of the tenements of William de Tanstern, 
Thomas de Tanstern, and Walter Rudesteyn of Hayton of co. York, for the 
assignment of such terms for the payment of divers debts that they owe to 
divers Jews of the realm that they may have reasonable maintenance from 
their lands, and that they may satisfy the Jews for the remainder, as 
divers and intolerable distraints have been made on them for the said debts, 
and the king does not wish that they shall be brought to such need for 
these debts that they cannot have maintenance from their lands. 

Adam Hemming, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Thomas Anger, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Suffolk to bail 
him. 

To the keeper of the prison of Mete. It has been shewn to the king on 
behalf of John de Whytewell, John Lance, Stephen le Keu, and Walter 
David that whereas Thomas de Bek appealed them before the justices at 
Westminster of the death of Philip de Hakefeud,* and they placed themselves 
upon a jury (patriam) before the justices in this behalf, wherefore they 
were adjudged to prison by the consideration of the king's court, and are 
still detained there, William de Bek, coming to the king to parts beyond 

* Called Hakeford in the order to the justices of the Bench, which follows next. 
u 96998. a 



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Aug. 26. 
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sea on behalf of Thomas, surreptitiously sued out the king's writ under 
the great seal that the appeal should be respited until the king's arrival in 
England, and now the king being in England, Thomas seeks a pretext 
whereby the appeal may not be prosecuted against the said John, John, 
Stephen and Walter, so that they may be detained maliciously in prison to 
their confusion, and so that they may not be released according to the law 
and custom of the realm ; as William Belet, William de Saham, Robert le 
Blund, William de Boyton, Walter son of Walter de Torp, and William de 
Wytewell of co. Norfolk, Nicholas Herlewyn of co. Buckingham, Thomas 
de Paumeswrth of co. Cambridge, Hugh de la Batayle, Ralph de Porleye, 
and William de Porleye of co. Berks have mainperned to have the said 
John, John, Stephen and Walter before the justices at Westminster in 
fifteen days from Michaelmas, wherefore the king has ordered the justices 
to cause lawful men of co. Norfolk to come before them on that day, by 
whom the truth of the matter may be best known and inquired, the king 
orders the keeper to cause the said John, John, Stephen and Walter to be 
released from prison in the meantime by the mainprise aforesaid. 

By Robert Burnel and Anthony Bek. 

To Master Roger de Seyton and his fellows, justices of the Bench. Order 
to cause men of co. Norfolk to come before them, as above. 

By Robert Burn [ell] and Anthony Bek. 



Membrane 4. 

Aug. 28. To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause John le Clerk of Waleton, 
Windsor. imprisoned at Wyndesor for the death of John de Edelmeton, slain at 
Kunyton, co. Middlesex, to be released on the mainprise following, as John 
Raghen' of co. Middlesex, John le Clerk of Cherdinton of the same 
county, John le Clerk of the same county, John de Wodeton of the same 
county, John le Sire of the same county, Richard Ingolf of the same 
county, Thomas Attechurche of Lalham of the same county, Gilbert the 
carpenter of Litleton of the same county, Robert North of Cherdinton, 
of the same county, William son of Peter de Littleton of the same county, 
Thomas le Keu of the same county, and Adam de la Brok of Acton of the 
same county have mainperned before the sheriff of Middlesex to have John 
before the justices at the first assize when they come to those parts to stand 
to right if any one wish to speak against him concerning the death 
aforesaid, as the sheriff of Middlesex has signified to the king. 

Sept. 8. Thomas Tanstern of Hayton, imprisoned at York for the death of James 

Windsor. Kayles of Hayton, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
York to bail him. 

Swetiva of-the-Stathe (Oschestathe), imprisoned at Norwich for the death 
of Augustine Spurnewater, whereof she is appealed, has letters to the 
sheriff of Norfolk to bail her. 

Sept. 9. Ralph de Piny n ton imprisoned at Canterbury for the death of Thomas de 

Windsor. Rothinges, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Kent to 
bail him. 

Sept. 10. To the sheriff of Kent, Order to respite until the morrow of All Souls 
Windsor, the demand on the barons of the port of Eaveresham for 201. exacted of 
them by summons of the exchequer, in order that in the meantime the king, 
when fully informed concerning this matter, may cause justice to be done, 
and to release in the meantime any distraint made for this cause, as the 
said barons claim to have quittance of this sum. 

Sept. 10. To the same. The like order in favou the barons of the port of 

Windsor. Sandwich for 100 marks. 



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Sept. 13. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 13. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 20. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 21. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 21. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 22. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 

Robert Doket, Thomas Dynedans and William Dinedans, imprisoned at 
Salisbury for the death of William le Berker, wherewith they are charged, 
have letters to the sheriff of Wilts to bail them. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Master Berard de 
Neapol[i], the pope's notary, of 100$. in which he was amerced before 
Master Roger de Seyton and his fellows, justices last in eyre in co. South- 
ampton, for the escape of a thief from his prison in Andovre, as the king 
has pardoned him this sum. 

To Master Richard de Clifford, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Nicholaa, late the wife of Roger de Wyk[es], from 
the manor of Wyk[es], which belonged to the said Roger, tenant of the 
honour of Thony, which honour belonged to Roger de Thony, tenant in 
chief of the late king, the custody of which honour the said king granted 
to Robert (sic) de Brus until Roger's heir should come of age, which manor 
the king caused to be taken into his hands by reason of a dispute in his 
court between Godhilda (Godehuda)* late the sister of Roger [de Wykes], 
and Walter de Wyk[es], Roger's kinsman. 

To John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Henry de Longevill and Petronilla his wife to have again seisin of 41. and 
of 33s. 4d. yearly of land in Overton Watervill, together with the issues 
thereof, as the king learns by inquisition taken by Master Richard de 
Cliff [ord], late escheator this side Trent, that Roger de Luvetoft, tenant in 
chief, enfeoffed Henry and Petronilla jointly by his charter of the said land, 
and that they had seisin thereof, for a month and three days before Roger's 
death, and that Roger held the land of John de Litlebyri and of John de 
Cantilupo by foreign service, and that the escheator took the land into the 
king's hands solely by reason of Roger's death. 

To Gregory de Rockel[eye] and Poncius de Mora, takers of the king's 
wines in England. Order to deliver 12 tuns of the wine in their custody 
to Matthew de Columbar[iis], to be carried to the king at Windsor. 

Memorandum, that, on Friday the feast of St. Matthew, the great seal 
was delivered to Robert Burnell, archdeacon of York, at Wyndesor, and he 
forthwith sealed therewith both writs, both ordinary (de cursu) writs and 
writs of precept. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Ireland. Order to 
cause Master Hugh de Frenes, who came as the envoy of Geoffrey de 
Gyenvill, justiciary of Ireland, to inform the king of the state of Ireland 
and who incurred expenses out of his own pocket, and whom malefactors 
plundered upon the sea, to have recompence for his expenses and 
damages according to their discretion, as they shall be certified of the said 
damages. 

William Petit of Stratton, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Simon 
Fyn of Swaneton, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Norfolk to bail him. 

Henry son of Richard de Warmynton, William son of Walter Jordan, 
Adam son of Robert fc in the Hale', Adam son of Walter Jordan, Robert 
Cherie, Gilbert son of Walter le Provost, Richard son of Norman, Richard 
de Warmynton, William Jordan, Norman Peytevyn and Robert ' in the 
Hale,' imprisoned at Warwick for the death of Robert son of William 
le Bacheler, whereof they are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of 
Warwick to bail them. 



* Called Godehaude (for French Godeheude) in Roger's inquisition post Mortem (2 Edw. I. No. : 

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1274. 



Sept. 25. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 28. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 1. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 2. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 1. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 4 — cont. 
John son of James de Wylminton, imprisoned at Canterbury for the 
death of Eichard Begilo, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Kent to bail him. 

Estmund son of Eeimbald de Deneverr', imprisoned at Wynbotesham for 
the death of Eobert son of Estmund, wherewith he is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail him. 

William Paynel and Matilda his wife, imprisoned at Northampton for 
the death of Thomas Campyon of Olford, wherewith they are charged, 
have letters to the sheriff of Northampton to bail them. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews.- Order to so 
provide, according to the value of the tenement of William de Arderne 
of co. Eutland, for the assignment of such terms for payment of divers 
debts due from him to divers Jews of the realm that he may have 
reasonable maintenance from his tenement, and that he may satisfy the 
Jews for the remainder, as divers and intolerable distraints have been made 
on him for the said debts, and the king wills that he shall not be brought 
to such need for these debts that he cannot have maintenance from his 
lands. 

William Cok, imprisoned at Notingham for the death of Henry de 
Scofton and Henry his son, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Nottingham to bail him. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
70 marks to be levied of the goods and chattels of Walter de Geyton 
according to the custom of the king's Jewry, and to cause that sum to be 
paid to John de Greyton, as the king granted to John, in recompense for 
the 70 marks that John remitted to him of the debts that he owes to John 
for the arrears of John's ivages and for John's horses lost in the king's 
service in parts beyond the sea, the 70 marks in Which the said Walter is 
bound by his charter to Cresseus son of Genta ( Gente), a Jew of London, the 
debts of which Jew were taken into the king's hands by reason of a tallage 
assessed upon him. They are ordered to cause Walter's charter to be 
withdrawn from the chest of chirographers of the Jews, and to cause Walter 
to be acquitted when John has received the said money. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to respite until Easter next the 
demand made upon the prioress and nuns of Sewardele for the twentieth for 
the king's use, by the king's special favour. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to 
respite until the quinzaine of Martinmas next the demand upon William 
de Valencia], who has set out by the king's order to parts beyond sea, for 
debts due to the king. 

To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. # Order to buy for the king's use 
20 tuns of the best wines on sale in that city or port, and to deliver them 
to the constable of Bristol castle, whom the king has ordered to receive the 
wine from them and to satisfy them for the price thereof, and to cause it to 
be carried to Shrewsbury against the king's arrival there. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to provide, 
according to the value of the tenement of Amice Dernate of co. South- 
ampton, for the assignment of such terms for the payment of divers debts 
due from her to Hakethimus, a Jew of Winchester, that she may have 
reasonable maintenance from her tenement, and that she may satisfy the said 
Jew for the remainder, as divers and intolerable distraints have been made on 
her for the said debts, and the king does not wish that she shall be brought 
to such need for the said debts that she cannot have maintenance from her 
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To the barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Philip de Columbar[iis], 
son and heir of Philip de Columbar[iis], of the scutage for the late king's 
army of Wales in the 41st year of his reign, as the king has ascertained by 
inspection of the rolls of the said scutage that Philip's father did his service 
in that army. 

Oct, 5. To the same- Whereas the late king granted to Isabella de Fortibus, 

The Tower, countess of Albemarle, that she should render 100 marks yearly to the 
exchequer for all the clear debts that she owed to the king at the 
exchequer, as well the debts of Baldwin de Insula, sometime earl of Devon, 
and those of Margery de Rypariis and her ancestors, whose heir she is, as 
scutages, reliefs, aids, imprests, arrears, ferms, and other debts whatsoever, 
and the king has granted that if she die before the debts be paid, her heirs 
after her death shall render to the king 100 marks yearly until the debts 
have been fully paid, so that the king stall not lay hands on her goods after 
her death by reason of the debts aforesaid : the king therefore orders the 
treasurer and barons to cause this to be done and enrolled. 

Oct. 8. Stephen de Lemyng' of Brymston, imprisoned at York for the death of 

The Tower. Adam le Suur of Lemyng,' whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff 
of York to bail him. 

Oct. 9. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Isabella, 

The Tower, late the wife of William de Hastencot, to have the 20/. yearly at the 
exchequer in which the prior of Bernewell is bound to the exchequer for 
the ferm of the manor of Cestreton, as the late king granted to her the said 20/., 
which he had granted to William and his heirs, to be received by the prior's 
hands until the said king should provide them with 20Z. yearly of land, to 
be held and received by Isabella, to wit a third as dower and the remaining 
two parts for her maintenance and that of her children until William's 
heir come of age, as contained in the said king's letters, and the king 
has granted that she shall receive the said money in the same way 
henceforth. 

Membrane 3. 

Oct. 7. To John de London[iaJ, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

The Tower. Eichard de Brus all the issues received from the manor of Wyk[es], which 
belonged to Roger de Wyk[es], from the time w T hen it was taken into the 
king's hands by reason of the dispute between Gtodhilda (Godehudam), sister 
of the said Roger, and Walter de Mereworth, Roger's nephew (nepotem), 
retaining the manor in the king's hands until otherwise ordered, as the king 
learns by inquisition that the manor is held of the honour of Thony, which 
belonged to Roger de Thony, tenant in chief of the late king, who granted 
the custody of the said Roger's lands and heirs to Richard de Brus, to hold 
until Roger's heirs should come of age, and that the custody of the 
manor of Wyk[es] pertains to Richard until Roger de Wyk[es]'s heirs come 
of age. 

Oct. 10. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to so 

The Tower, provide, according to the value of the tenements of Athelard de Bar we and 
Robert Gunter, for the assignment of such terms for the payment of 
the debt that they owe to Bonefant, a Jew of Royston (de Cruce Ileys), 
so that they may have reasonable maintenance from their tenements and may 
satisfy the Jew for the remainder, as divers and intolerable distraints have 
been made on them for the said debt, and the king does not wish that they 
shall be brought to such want for such debt that they cannot have main- 
tenance from their lands. 

Henry de Wynham, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of William 
Tricche, whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of Devon to bail 
him. 



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1274. 

Oct. 10. 
The Tower. 



Oct. 11. 

The Tower. 



Oct. 11. 
The Tower. 



Oct. 12. 

Westminster. 



Oct. 13. 

Westminster, 



Membrane 3 — cont. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to so 
provide, according to the value of the tenements of Adam Bengemin and 
John and Robert his brothers of co. Kent, for the assignment of such 
terms for the payment of certain debts that they owe to Dyaia, a Jew of 
London, that they may have reasonable maintenance from their tenements 
and may satisfy the Jew for the remainder, as divers and intolerable 
distraints have been made on them for the said debts, and the king does 
not wish them to be brought to such want for the debts that they cannot 
have maintenance from their lands. 

The like in favour of Walter de Lodynton of co. Warwick for the debts 
that he owes to Vives son of Vives de Hereford a Jew of Warwick. 

The like in favour of William de Ardern of co. Rutland for the debts 
that he owes to Deykinus de Holm, a Jew of Stafford. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the men and tenants of 
the manor of Boleshovere of 12 Marks at which they were tallaged in the 
last tallage of the late king, as the said king granted the said 12 marks to 
Alan de Usher, who holds the manor for life by the said king's grant and by 
the king's grant. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit 
Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester, of 100/. and to cause Henry de Lacy, 
earl of Lincoln, to have respite until Lent next for that sum, as Reginald 
owes the king 400 marks for his ferm of Chester for Michaelmas term last, 
and Henry owes Reginald 100/. as Henry has asserted before the king, 
wherefore the king looked to (cepimus ad) Henry for 100/. in part payment 
of the said 500 (sic) marks, and has given him the said respite. 

Petronilla de Typpele, imprisoned at Winchester for the death of 
Richard de Typpele, whereof she is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of 
Southampton to bail her. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until Easter next the 
demand upon John le Bonde and other weavers of Oxford for 24/., which 
are in arrears of the ferm that they owe to the exchequer, so that the king 
may then cause to be done what he shall cause to be provided by his 
council. 

To Geoffrey de Gyenvill, justiciary of Ireland. Order to retain 
any liberties taken by him into the king's hands for any trespass, and not 
to restore them until the king, after being certified by him concerning them, 
shall write back his will therein, as the king learns from the complaint of 
many that some magnates, citizens and burgesses and others frequently 
exceed the liberties granted to them by the king and his progenitors, and 
inflict no small damage daily upon many under cover of those liberties, and 
do not cease to usurp the rights of the king and of others. 

To John son of Nigel, keeper of the king's forest of Bernewode. Order 
to deliver to Thomas Inge, bailiff of the king's manor of Brehull, ten oaks 
fit For timber in that forest, with all their loppings (excaetis), to make a 
windmill in the manor for the king's use. 

To John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, and Thomas de Kaunvill to 
have seisin of the custody of the lands that Ralph de Lodynton held of them, 
saving to the king 20s, yearly, as the king learns by inquisition taken 
by Ralph de Hengham that Ralph de Lodynton at his death held nothing 
of the king in chief, but that he held of William 4| virgates of land in 
Drayton by the service of an eighth part of a knight's fee to the carl and 
rendering to the king 20** yearly, and that the said 4i virgates are of the 
lands of the Nortnans> and not of the crown, and that Ralph held of William 



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a fourth part of a knight's fee in Lodynton, and that he held in chief at 
his death of Thomas a quarter of a knight's fee in Wilmundecote. 

John Paternoster, imprisoned at Salisbury for the death of Henry 
Wodecok, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Wilts to 
bail him. 

To John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver the 
manor of Cantokesheved, which belonged to Alexander Loterel, tenant in 
chief, to Robert de Typetot, to whom the king granted the custody thereof 
during the minority of Alexander's heir. 

Oct. 15. Adam son of Ralph de Bretferton, imprisoned at Worcester for the death 

Westminster, of John de Pidele, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Worcester to bail him. 

Adam son of Walter de la Lake, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of 
William Dragun, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Devon to bail him. 

Oct. 16. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to supersede 

Westminster, the execution of a writ directing them to cause terms to be assigned to 
Stephen Maulovel of Hampton for payment of divers debts to Jews, so that 
he should have reasonable maintenance from his land, \as at page 97 above], 
if they ascertain that Stephen is able to pay the said debts, as the king, when 
he provided by his council that the needy who were indebted to Jews should 
not be brought to such need by the said debts that they could not have 
maintenance from their lands, did not intend that such remedy should apply 
to the rich and to those whose means are sufficient to pay their debts, and ho 
learns from the information of certain men that Stephen Maulovel of 
Rampton, who is indebted to divers Jews, and who sued out the aforesaid 
writ from the king's court in deceit of the said court, asserting that he was 
poor, has 50?. of land and more yearly, and that his goods suffice to acquit 
the said debts. 

Oct. 17. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Agnes Bordwate of 8 

Westminster, marks, the remainder of a fine of 10 marks made by her in the late king's 
time, when imprisoned at Wykumb, before the justices last in eyre at 
Wykumb that she might be treated more mildly in prison until she should be 
delivered by a jury (patriam), and she has paid 2 marks thereof at the 
exchequer at Easter last, and the king has pardoned her the remaining 8 
marks at the instance of R. archbishop of Canterbury. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the executors of the will 
of Robert de Monte Forti to have free administration of all Robert's goods 
and chattels, upon their finding security to render to the exchequer the 
debts that Robert at his death owed to the king. 

Richard Baudewye, John le Fevre, and Henry de (sic) Gothyrd, im- 
prisoned at Winchester for the death of Peter Culbel, Edith his wife, Mice 
daughter of Peter, and Thomas Dorival, wherewith they are charged, have 
letters to the sheriff of Southampton to bail them. 

Geoffrey le Freyn of Newenham, imprisoned at Winchester for the death 
of John de Newenham, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Southampton to bail him. 



Oct. 17. 

Westminster. 



To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer of Dublin. Whereas 
Robert de Thurleby, sometime sheriff of Dublin, and [James] de Aldithei- 
[eye], sometime justiciary of Ireland, made certain payments in the king's 
name to maintain the war against the king's enemies of those parts, without 
which payments the war could not conveniently be maintained, which 
payments have not yet been allowed to Robert at the exchequer, as the king 



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1274. Membrane 3 — cont. 

learns from him ; the king orders the treasurer and chamberlains to cause due 
allowance to be made to Robert for the premises, after taking from him 
security that he will be ready at the king's summons when necessary to 
charge the heirs of the said James with the receipt of the money, whereby 
the king may have due recovery against the heirs of James for the money 
that ought not to be allowed to James in his expenses. 

William Licfot, imprisoned at Canterbury for the death of Roger le Pel, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Kent to bail him. 

Oct. 18. To John de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Whereas William 

Westminster, de Chivelton and Joan his wife, sometime the wife of Thomas le Marescal, 
tenant in chief, made security to the king by Henry de Somery of co. 
Gloucester and Adam Folyot of co. "Dorset that they would restore to the 
king at the quinzaine of the Purification next the custody of two parts of 
the lands that belonged to Thomas in Cherberwe, which the king committed 
to them until the said quinzaine, if the custody and marriage of Thomas's heir 
ought to pertain to the king, who therefore orders John to permit William 
and Joan to have the custody in the meantime, so that they may answer 
(respondeat) to the king for the issues thereof in the meantime if the 
custody ought to pertain to him. 

Oct. 18. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to so 

Westminster, provide, according to the value of the tenements of Gocelin de Brathewayt 
of co. York, for the assignment of such terms for the payment of certain 
debts that he owes to Bonamy, a Jew of York, that he may have reasonable 
maintenance from his tenement, and that he may satisfy the Jew for the 
remainder, as divers and intolerable distraints have been made on him for 
the said debts, and the king wills that he shall not be brought to such need 
for these debts that he cannot have maintenance from his lands* 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
brethren of the order of Holy Trinity, Knarresburg, to be acquitted of the 
twentieth granted to the late king, as the king learns by the testimony of 
Luke de Taney that the brethren paid their twentieth to Henry de 
Aiemann[ia], to whom the late king .granted it, and that Luke received the 
twentieth from the brethren when he was constable of Henry's castle of 
Cnarresburg for Henry's use. 

Adam le Pestur of St. Faith's, Stephen de Colne, John de Berkinge, 
John Lomb, Steyngrim de Sancta Fide, Peter de Braunford, Richard 
Gulfer, Vitalis de Sancta Fide, Simon Pokok, brother Elias de Sancta 
Fide, brother Hubert de Sancta Fide, brother Durand le Provenzal, John 
de Norwyco, brother Benedict de Sancta Fide, and Roger de Elveden, 
imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Nicholas Potekyn, whereof they 
are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail them. 

William Paynel imprisoned at Northampton for the death of Thomas 
Campyon, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Northampton 
to bail him. 



Membrane 2. 

Oct. 18. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 

Westminster. Edmund, the king's brother, to have respite until Easter next for all the debts 

that he owes to the king's Jews by reason of the lands that belonged to 

Robert de Ferarr[iis], which are in his hands, as the king has granted this 

respite to him. 

Oct. 20. To the barons of the exchequer. Whereas Robert de Nevill and 
Westminster. William de Boshal, sometime the late king's sheriffs in co. York, say that 



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1274. Membrane 2 — cont. 

they ought not to answer fully for the issues of the county for the last 
quarter of the 47th year of the said king's reign, and for three parts of the 
48th year, which are exacted from Robert, and for the last quarter of the 
48th year, and for the whole of the 49th year, which are exacted of 
William, as they say that they did not fully receive the issues by reason of 
the hindrance of the war then in England : the king, wishing to be certified 
concerning the premises, orders the barons to cause knights and other men 
of that county to come before them, to inquire by their oath concerning 
the truth of the premises, who received the issues of the county at that 
time, and how much they were worth, and by whom Robert and William 
were impeded from freely exercising their office of sheriff as in time of 
peace, etc., and to inform the king of what is found by the inquisition, so 
that he may cause to be done what is just. 

To Geoffrey de Picheford, constable of Wynd[esore] castle. Order to 
cause Ralph de Acle, imprisoned in the castle, to come under safe convoy 
to Northampton, personally convoying him, so that he have his body 
there before the king on All Saints' day next. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to replevy to the burgesses of Bruges 
until the king's arrival at that town or the adjacent parts the liberty of 
their town, which the sheriff took into the king's hands for certain causes, 
and to be before the king to show the cause and reason for thus taking the 
liberty into the king's hands. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to so 
provide, according to the value of the tenements of Walter Wyket of co. 
Surrey, for the assignment of such terms for the payment of the debts that 
he owes to Leo, a Jew of Norwich, that he may have reasonable main- 
tenance from his tenement, and that he may satisfy the Jew for the 
remainder, as divers and intolerable distraints have been made on him for 
the said debts, and the king wills that he shall not be brought to such 
need for the debts that he cannot have maintenance from his lands. 

Oct. 18. To brother Stephen de Foleburn and William de Middelton. Order to 
Westminster, cause reasonable terms to be assigned to Ralph Moryn for the debts due to 
Hagin son of Master Moses, a Jew of London, according to the extent of 
his lands taken by the king's order, which the king sends to him under his 
seal, according to the custom of the king's Jewry, as the king has granted 
to him, for a fine of 40/., that he shall pay the said debts, which are in the 
king's hands for Hagin's tallage, at reasonable terms, which Stephen and 
William shall appoint according to the said extent. 

John le Mouner of (et) Wytham, John Turberd, John Helewys, Jordan 

gotl f Stephen, and Richard le Bau, imprisoned at Witham for the death 

of Hugh le Chapeleyn, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the 
sheriff of Essex to bail them. 

Oct. 20. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to take and keep in prison until 

Westminster, further orders John le Lung, shoemaker, Philip de Candovre, William de 
Temple, Richard de Stobbrigg, Gilbert de Seleburn, John le Gras, Thomas 
le Paumer, Robert Lungespey, Richard le Bathier, William le Petit, Adam 
Thurmund, John le Chapeler, David le Suur, Adam Taynture[r], John 
Whyting, Geoffrey Peuke, Robert le Orfevre, Robert le Tayllur, Master 
Henry le Cordwaner, Laurence Bloy, Roger le Peschur, John Bocman, 
John de Norhant[onia], Richard le Marescal, Richard Gabriel, William le 
Arblaster, Henry de Oaneburn, Peter Dunpayn, Walter Bengeley, Adam 
de Echingham, John Marcheis, Oliver le Cutteler, Andrew Senestre, Hugh 
le Noreis, Robert Pingil, Nicholas le Savoner, John son of John le Clop, 
Richard de Hampton, Richard le Mouner, William Proudfot, Richard de 
Wherewell, James de Wordham, Peter Dunchaump, Thomas Blacpeyn, 



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1274. Membrane 2 — cont. 

William de la Yerd, Walter de Chaperingge, William le Overur, William 
de Leyc[estria], and Richard de Wenlamp, imprisoned for certain trespasses 
whereof they were indicted before Roger de Mortuo Mari, whom the 
king sent to Winchester, as the king, when in parts beyond sea, lately 
ordered the sheriff to cause them to be delivered upon their finding main- 
pernors, to wit each of them six men of the city, who should mainpern to 
have them before the king on his arrival in England, and neither they nor 
their mainpernors have come before the king to satisfy him concerning the 
said trespasses. 

To brother Stephen de Fuleburn, elect of Waterford, and William de 
Middelton, appointed to assess and levy the last tallage of the Jews. Order 
to cause the 140 marks that Richard de Tany owes to Master Elias, son of 
Master Moses, a Jew of London, to be delivered into the king's wardrobe, 
and to cause them to be allowed to Elias in the said tallage. 

Oct. 21. To Henry de Shotbrok. Order to deliver to Edmund, the king's brother, 
Westminster, the manor of Chaucumb, which belonged to Hamo Lestrange (Extranei), 
and which the king caused to be taken into his hands with Hamo's other 
lands, and to deliver the issues received by him thence in the meantime to 
Peter de Gloria, merchant, in part payment of the debts that Hamo owes 
to him, as the king has committed the manor to Edmund, of whom it is 
held in chief, during pleasure. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit William Gerveys and 
Richard Bishop of co. Southampton of 10 marks in which they made fine 
before the king for a trespass, as the king has pardoned them at the instance 
of Labrus (Labri), his merchant. 

John de Saure, Roger Russel, and Richard de la Boxe, imprisoned at St. 
Briavels for trespass of venison charged upon them in the forest of Dene, 
have letters to Roger to Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent, to 
bail them. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to provide, 
according to the value of the tenement of Simon le Frankelein of Abke- 
teiby of co. Leicester, for the assignment of such terms for the payment of 
certain debts that he owes to Dyeius de Holm, Abraham his son and 
Abraham le Gendre Aron de Staunf[ord] that he may have reasonable 
maintenance from his tenement, and that he may satisfy the said Jews from 
the remainder, as divers intolerable distraints have been made on him for 
the said debts, and the king wills that he shall not be brought to such 
need for these debts that he cannot have maintenance from his lands. 

Nicholas de Macworth, imprisoned at Derby for the death of Thomas de 
Warewyk, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Derby to 
bail him. 

Oct. 26. Nicholas le Porter, imprisoned at Ivilcestre for the death of an unknown 

Westminster, man, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Somerset to bail 
him. 

John de Tayllur, imprisoned at Notingham for the death of Thomas de 
Warewyk, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Nottingham 
to bail him. 

John Waryn, imprisoned at St. Briavels for trespass of the king's forest 
of Dene, has letters to Roger de Cliff [ord], justice of the Forest this side 
Trent, to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to commit the 
hundreds of Happing and Fleg, which William de Burgo lately had in his 
custody, to the king's Serjeant, John le Usser, to be kept during pleasure* 



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provided that he shall render yearly at the exchequer as much as any one 
else would render therefor, 

Oct. 18. To John de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to assign to 

Westminster. Matilda, late the wife of Robert Waleraund, tenant in chief, 221. 4s. $\d. 
of land in the manor of Stokecurcy or its appurtenances, which belonged to 
Robert, which sum is in arrears to her to complete her dower. 

Nov. 2. To the seneschal of Gascony, or to him who supplies his place. Order 

Luton. to cause all necessary things to be found for Arnald Garsie, the king's 

serjeant, and for the king's horses and their keepers staying in Gascony, 

until otherwise ordered. The king will cause allowance to be made to the 

constable of Bordeaux for such expenses. 

— William le Post, imprisoned at Brembre for the death of Walter Carper 
and Matilda his sister, wherewith he is charged, has a writ to bail him, 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until 
the quinzaine of the Purification next the allowances of charters, liberties 
and acquittances that divers men of religion and others claim to have at 
the exchequer by charters of the late king, so that what the king shall cause 
to be ordained by his council may then be done. 

To the constable of the Tower of London. Order to deliver Nicholas le 
Convers and Hugh de Gyzors, imprisoned in the Tower by reason of certain 
trespasses charged upon them, to twelve mainpernors who shall mainpern 
to have them before the king on his next arrival in London, or before his 
subjects whom he shall send thither, to stand lo right. 

To Roger de Clyfford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
permit Queen Eleanor, the king's mother, and her men of co. Northampton 
to have free cheminage by the public and common ways within the king's 
forests between the bridges of Oxford and Stamford {Stafford), as they 
ought and were wont to have it, until further orders, provided that they do 
no harm by this in the said forests. 

Nov. 8. To John de London [ial, escheator this side Trent. Order to permit 

Northampton. Master Robert de Langeleye, son of Geoffrey de Langeleye and of Matilda, 
his wife, to have seisin in peace of 6 acres of land in Bristwell, a mill and a 
virgate of land in Chalegrave, and two virgates of land in Heydon, co. 
Oxford, a carucate of land in Cestreton, 4 virgates of Jand in Turkeden, 
co. Gloucester, the manor of Staverton, several messuages* and lands in 
Coventry and elsewhere in minute parcels in the parts near that town, 
co. Warwick, and of four virgates of land in Thurkeden, co. Gloucester, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Geoffrey and 
Matilda were jointly enfeoffed of the premises, with the exception of the 
four virgates last named, of Matilda's inheritance, and of the last four 
virgates of her marriage, and that the lands are not held of the king, 
and that Master Robert is next heir of Geoffrey and Matilda, and is of 
full age. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until the quinzaine 
of the Purification the demand upon the barons of the port of Favresham 
for certain amercements of the eyres of the justices in eyre in co. Kent, 
so that the king may then cause to be done by him and his council what 
shall be just, as they claim to have certain acquittances by charters of the 
king's progenitors, concerning which the king is not fully informed. 

The like in favour of the barons of the port of Sandwich. 

To the escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the executors of the 
will of Nicholas de Haversham, tenant in chief, to have full administration 



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]274. Membrane 1 — cont. 

of the corn sown by Nicholas in his demesne lands in the manor of Havers- 
ham, such as the executors can show to have belonged to him, for the 
execution of his will therewith. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit Fulk de Rycote of 
10 marks, which he delivered into the king's wardrobe to Master Thomas 
Bek, keeper of the wardrobe, on Friday before Martinmas, in the 2nd 
year of the king's reign, in part payment of the arrears that he owes to 
the king for the time when he was sheriff of Oxford and Berks. 

Nov. 10. To John de Muscegros, constable of Bristol castle. Order to cause the 
Northampton, abbot of Teukebir[y] to have the arrears of the appointed alms that he 
receives from the toll of the town of Bristol, as he was wont to receive it 
in times past. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the lands 
of Fulk de Rioote, formerly sheriff of Oxford and Berks, to be extended 
according to their true value, and to cause terms to be assigned to him 
according to that extent for the payment of the arrears that he owes to 
the king for the time when he was sheriff of the said counties. 

By K. and Anthony Bek. 

To the bailiff' of the islands. Order to cause William Poryon of St. 
Heliers (Sancto Hillar'), in the island of Geresy, who abjured his country 
for certain trespasses charged upon him and for fear of the life of William 
his son, a minor, who likewise fled for certain trespasses charged upon him 
to Holy Trinity church in the island, to have a verdict, if he have placed 
himself in prison and wish to put himself upon the verdict of his neighbour- 
hood concerning the trespasses, as the king has pardoned him the abjuration. 

Richard Wery, imprisoned at Neugate for the death of John de Banne- 
biry, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriffs of London to bail 
him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit Richard 
de Hereford, remembrancer of the exchequer, to receive and have by the 
hands of the abbot and monks of Hayles 16/. 16s. \0\d. of the ferm of the 
land that belonged to Godfrey de Craucumbe of Pynnocsliyre, according 
to the grant of the late king, and to the abbot and monks — [Incomplete], 

Nov. 9. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to 

Northampton, be made in the city that all merchant usurers shall depart thence within 
twenty days from the date of these letters, and shall leave the kingdom, 
under pain of forfeiture of their bodies and goods, and if they be found 
in the city after that date, to cause them to be arrested and kept safely 
until further orders, as the king wills that merchant usurers shall not stay 
in the city or elsewhere in the realm. 

Roger son of Geoffrey de Ford, imprisoned at Shrewsbury for the death 
of Engelard de Bulers, whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of 
Salop to bail him. 

Adam le Pessoner, imprisoned at Lancaster for the death of Roger de 
Stanihurst, whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of Lancaster 
to bail him. 

Nov. 12. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to call 
Northampton, before them all those who were bailiffs and ministers of the king in Ireland 
and who are bound to render any account to the king, and to audit their 
accounts, and to cause to be done in these accounts what ought to be done 
according to the law and custom of that exchequer, as divers men in 
Ireland are bound to render divers accounts to the king for the time when 
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Oct. 26. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 12. 

Northampton. 



Membrane 1 — cont. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to deliver the 
office of the prise of wines coming to Sandwich to the chamberlains 
of London, as the king wills that the prise there shall be made by 
them and by no other, so that they may answer to him therefor at the 
exchequer. 

Mandate in pursuance to the chamberlains to intend the office. 

To John de Luvetot and Geoffrey de Neubald, keepers of the bishopric 
of Durham. Order to retain the manor of Akelaund St. Helen in the 
king's hands, and to keep it safely until it have been discussed before the 
king in his court to whom the manor ought of right to be restored, as the 
king learns that John and Geoifrey have taken the manor into his hands 
by reason of an order lately sent to them to preserve the liberties of the 
church of Durham. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause the gaol of Eylesbyr[y] 
to be repaired and amended where necessary by the view and testimony of 
lawful men. 

Nov. 13. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to hear 
Northampton, the matter of William Baud concerning a debt that John de Patemere at 
his death owed by his charter to Leo son of Preciosa, formerly a Jew of 
London, which is exacted of William by reason of certain land in Patemere 
that he had of John's gift, and to exhibit to William for the recovery of 
his seisin of the lands, which are in the Jew's hands by reason of the said 
debt, such remedy as he ought to have according to the law and custom 
of the king's Jewry. 

To the same. Order to cause the debts that William de Apeltrefeud 
owes in the king's Jewry to be levied from his lands and chattels according 
to the law and custom of the Jewry, as they shall find by inspection ot 
the rolls of the Jewry. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until 
the quinzaine of the Purification next the demand on the men of the abbot 
and convent of Stanleye for amercements, so that what the king shall 
cause to be provided by his council shall then be done, as the abbot and 
convent claim to have the amercements of their men in all the king's courts 
whatsoever by charters of the king's predecessors. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to deliver Henry de Sabluns, 
imprisoned at Carlisle for the death of Richard Freman in the late king's 
time, in bail to twelve men of that county, who shall mainpern to have 
him before the king at his order, until otherwise ordered, if he be detained 
at the suit of the late king's peace and not by appeal or at the suit of 
another. 

Nov. 10. To John de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Northampton. Queen Eleanor, the king's wife, the custody of the lands that belonged 

to Nicholas de Haversham, tenant in chief, with the corn, stock, and all 

other goods pertaining to the custody, as the king has granted the custody 

to her until the heir of Nicholas come of age. 



1273. Membrane I4d. 

William son of Richard de Halsted acknowledges that he owes to Walter 

de Machchinges 80/. ; to be le\ ied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Essex. 

Robert Aguilon acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew de Castello 
13/. 19«. lOd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Sussex. 



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1273. Membrane \4d-cont. 

N. bishop of Winchester acknowledges that he owes to John son of John 
500 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Southampton. 

William de Braibef acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Merton 
25 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Southampton and Wilts. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Nov. 30. To Llewelyn (Lewelino), son of Griffin, prince of Wales. Whereas the 

Westminster, king ordered the prince several times by letters and envoys to pay 2,000 
marks to Poncius de Mora, the king's merchant, and 3,000 marks to 
Reginald de Grey, justice of Chester, to be paid to divers of the king's 
merchants in his name, and Llewelyn has hitherto done nothing in this 
respect, making excuses, whereat the king is much astonished ; the king 
notifies to him that he has decided that the excuses are not true or acceptable 
or suitable in any way, but he considers himself to be grievously and con- 
temptibly hurt, not without ignominy and the loss of his creditors, who 
have returned empty-handed and hopeless and fatigued with their labours 
and expenses, more especially as the king is and always will be ready to 
observe the peace concluded between the late king and Llewelyn. 

Dec. 9. John Stanton came before the king, on Saturday after St. Nicholas, and 

St. Martin's-le- sought to replevy to John le Despenser the latter's land in Marteleye, 
Grand, London. wn ich was taken into the king's hands for his default in co. Worcester 
against Simon Aleyn. 

Dec. 10. To the prior of Kenilworth. Writ of aid in favour of brother Joseph 

St. Martin'srle- de Cancy, the treasurer, and Payn de Cadurc[is] for the expedition of 
Grand, London. ce rtain of the king's affairs touching the Jewry of Warwick, and ordering 
him to receive the money coming from that Jewry and keep it safely in 
his house, and otherwise to do what Joseph and Payn shall signify to him 
by letter on the king's behalf, so that the king may have to commend his 
diligence in this matter. 

To the sheriff of Kent and the mayor of Canterbury. Order to show 
such diligence in the execution of the matter of the articles touching the 
Jewry according to what brother Joseph de Cancy, the treasurer, and Payn 
de Cadurcps] shall signify to them by letter, that the king may have to 
commend their diligence and fidelity, and that the execution of the 
matter may not be delayed by their negligence, whereby the king would 
have to punish them (ad vos graviter capere). 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by Thomas de la Dune from 
Sir Walter de Merton of 100 marks, in full settlement of a covenant between 
Walter and Thomas concerning the marriage of Walter's niece (neptis), 
whom Thomas married. Walter has granted of his courtesy that he will 
cause Thomas's wife to be kept at his own expense until Easter next, and 
afterwards Thomas will receive his wife into his house or elsewhere to be 
kept without further charge to Walter. Dated at London, on Wednesday 
the feast of St. Lucy, 1273. 

- r Walter de Furnell[is] acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Cyfrewath, 

26 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

cos. York, Nottingham and Derby. 

Enrolment of deed of John son of John de Suffolch', witnessing that 
whereas Reginald de Suffolch', citizen of London, by his charter, which John 
has inspected, granted to Adam son of Walter Edred of Agmodesham the 
homages and all the services of William le Despenser, Geoffrey his brother, 
Henry Fraunceys and Henry de la Slough, and of their heirs, the men and 
tenants of Reginald in Agmodesham, and 46s. of yearly rent that the 



2 EDWARD I. Ill 



1273. Membrane 14c? — cant. 

tenants were wont to render to Reginald, to wit from William, 30s., from 
Geoffrey, 12c?., from Henry Fraunceys, 10s. , and from Henry de la 
Slough, 5s. , the said John confirms the grant, and releases his right in the 
premises to Adam. Witnesses : Sir John de Wedon, Sir Richard de la 
Vache, knights ; Sir John de Kirkeby, Sir Robert de Ludham, Sir William 
de Hamelton, Sir Robert de Scardeburg, Master Walter de la Mare, Master 
Henry Sampson, Sir Hugh de G-ernemuta, clerks ; Adam Galien, John le 
Provost, Walter de Ran, Thomas le Provost, Nicholas Gerveys, William 
de Waleden, Henry le Coddere. 

Bartholomew de Burleye acknowledges that he owes to John de Kirkeby, 
parson of Hengham church, 100/. yearly for three years ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

For faithfully performing this he found Robert de Skegeton and Bar- 
tholomew de Burle, chaplain, as sureties, who constituted themselves principal 
debtors in like manner, and acknowledged that if Bartholomew do not pay 
that sum, it shall be levied of their lands and chattels in the aforesaid county. 

Ralph Fraunkeleyn of Foleham acknowledges that he owes to 
Bartholomew de Castello, clerk and citizen of London, 601. ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

In like manner Robert de Northbroc, John Jyngman, William Yung- 
man, William de Cbarlyngton, Gilbert Thurston, Godfrey Fraunkeleyn and 
Vincent Godman, Ralph's sureties, acknowledge the debt, and grant that 
the debt shall be levied of their lands and chattels if Ralph do not pay it. 

Vacated, because Bartholomew came and acknowledged that he had 
received the money from Ralph and his sureties. 

Robert, prior of Kenill[eworth], who is going to parts beyond sea by the 
king's licence, has given power to Brother Richard de Bremmesgrave and 
Roger de Merlawe to make attorneys in his place until Whitsuntide next. 

Walter Tony acknowledges in chancery that he owes to Gregory de 
Rokesl[eye] and Ralph de Alegate of London 38 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex. 

Stephen de Penecestr[ia], demandant, puts in his place John Flavel in a 
suit before the king between Stephen and Robert de Bodicote and others 
concerning a certain trespass committed on Stephen. 

The same Stephen puts in his place the same John in a suit before the 
king between Stephen and Richard de Kynebelle and others concerning a 
trespass committed on Stephen. 

Robert de Bocstepl[e] came before the king, on Wednesday after 
Epiphany, and sought to replevy to William de Hevere and Alice his wife 
their land in Bocstepl[e], which was taken out the king's hands for their 
default before the justices of the Bench against William son of William de 
Wintreshull and Amice his wife. 

Gilbert de Sancto Ivone came, on the same day, and sought, to replevy to the 
same William and Agnes their land in Bocstepl[e], which was taken into the 
king's hands for their default before the justices against John de Wintreshull 
and Amice his wife. 

The same Gilbert came, on the same day, and sought to replevy to William 
son of William le Provost and Geoffrey Stesterband their land in Great 
Paunton, taken as above for their default before the same justices against 
Geoffrey Flupe. 

Ralph de Saucheverel came on the said Wednesday, and sought to replevy 
to Isolda de Chardelawe, Hugh de Wylne, Herbert son of Simon, and Agnes 
his wife their land in Wylne and Chardelawe [taken into the king's hands 
for their default] before the same [justices] against Robert Blundel. 



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Henry de Sancta Brigida came, on the same day, and sought to replevy to 
Roger Cambeys his land in Dunheytherl[eye] taken, etc., for his default 
against Roger de Bronhull. 

Nicholas de Cranford, archdeacon of Taunton, acknowledges that he owes 
to Queen Eleanor, the king's mother, 20/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of bis lands and chattels in cos. Somerset and Dorset. 

Gilbert de Insula came before the king, on Wednesday before the Puri- 
fication, and sought to replevy to Peter son of Master Peter de Northampton 
the latter's land in Farnedish, which was taken into the king's hands for 
Peter's default in the king's court against John son of John Victor. 

Membrane 13 d. 

"William de Speresholt acknowledges that he owes to John de Sancto 
Valerico 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Berks. 

John son and heir of the said John (sic) acknowledges that if his father 
do not pay this sum, it shall be levied of his lands and chattels in the said 
county. 

The prior of Berliz acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Stoke 20 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Somerset. 

Enrolment of agreement made in 1278 between Queen Eleanor (-ST.), the 
king's mother, and Sir Humphrey de Bassingburm, knight, witnessing that 
whereas Humphrey is bound to Master Elias son of Master Moses, a Jew of 
London, in 2150 marks by an account made between them concerning fire 
charters that Humphrey made to Master Elias, and in 10/. by a new charter, 
the queen will acquit Humphrey of the debt against the Jew, and will cause 
the six charters to be withdrawn from the chest of the chirographers at 
London, and will procure a Jew's star (starrum) of acquittance of the debt 
to be made. For this acquittance, Humphrey demised to the queen his castle 
and manor of Beningfeud, to hold with the advowson of Beningfeud church, 
and with all appurtenances except the hamlets of Glapthorn, Suthewik, and 
the mills of Cotherstok, for twenty-live years from St. Hilary in the said 
year, with warranty, saving the foreign service due therefor to the chief 
lords of the fees ; the queen shall have power to assign or bequeath the 
castle, manor, and advowson to whomsoever she please during the said term. 
If Humphrey or his heirs wish to sell the whole or part of the castle, etc. 
during the said term, the queen ought to be preferred before others in the 
sale thereof, and Humphrey shall not be allowed to sell or otherwise alienate 
the castle, etc. to any one during the term without the queen's assent, and if 
Humphrey or his heirs so sell, pledge or alienate them, he who thus sells shall 
be bound to the queen in 1000 marks, to be paid within two months of the 
day of sale, pledge or alienation, and if he do not do so, then the castle, etc. 
shall remain to the queen after the end of the term until the said 1000 marks 
are levied from the issues thereof. The queen shall deliver and acquit the 
manor of Abyndon, co. Northampton, from the hands of Philip de Horton, 
burgess of Northampton, who holds it at ferm, and shall cause it to be 
restored to Humphrey before the Purification next. The queen moreover 
has given to Humphrey of her pure liberality 20/. in ready money to equip 
(hernesend") himself, his wife and children, In order that this covenant may 
be firm throughout all the land aforesaid, the queen shall send an attorney to 
the king's court and Humphrey shall be there in his own person, and it shall 
be procured by their common assent that this agreement shall be enrolled in 
that court, and so soon as it have been thus enrolled, the aforesaid six 



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1273. Membrane 13c? — cont. 

charters, which are in the chest of the chirographers of London, shall be 
restored to Humphrey, together with the said star of acquittance. 
Witnesses : Sir Benedict de Biakeham, Sir Nicholas de Kugeho, Sir 
Geoffrey de Picheford, Sir Guy Ferre, Sir Robert de Stopham, Sir 
William Arnaldi, knights ; Sir Hugh de Penna, clerk, Simon de 
Stanburgh, Alexander de Bradenham, chaplains ; Richard de Totteford, 
John de Whatelegh, clerks of the queen. Dated at Guldeford, on 
Saturday the feast of St. Hilary, in the year aforesaid. 

Robert de Wike came before the king, on Saturday after the Purification, 
and sought to replevy to John de Tedmersl[eye] the latter's land in Tedmer- 
[s]l[eye], which was taken into the king's hands for John's default against 
Emma, late the wife of Geoffrey son of John. 

Memorandum, that Roger de Mortuo Mari, who married Matilda, eldest 
daughter and co-heiress of Eva* de Brehus', John de Hasting', nephew 
(nepos) and co-heir of George de Cantilupo, and Eudo la Zuch, who married 
Milisent, raster and co-heiress of George de Cantilupo, and Humphrey de 
Bohun, son and heir of Eleanor de Bohun, daughter and co-heiress of the said 
[Eva], came before the king's subjects supplying his place in England at 
Westminster, on Sunday after the Purification, and laid claim to the manors 
— [Incomplete'] . 

Nicholas de Laffham acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey de Percy 
100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Leicester and Suffolk. 

Hervey de Riseley acknowledges that he owes to James Seysel 24 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Bedford. 

Matilda, late the wife of Robert Waleraund, acknowledges in chancery 
that she owes to Bartholomew de Castello 50 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Wilts. 

Robert son of Robert de Cornhull acknowledges in chancery that he owes 
to Ralph de Alegate 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

The abbot of Thorneton, who is going to parts beyond sea by the king's 
licence, gave power to brother Richard de Craven and to Gilbert de 
Thorneton and Richard de Bleseby to make attorneys in his place in all 
pleas until St. Peter ad Vincula next, and to amove these attorneys or to 
substitute others in their places as often as they shall see fit. 

Ernald Johannis acknowledges that he owes to Robert Burnel 150/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels wherever they 
may be in the king's power. 

John de Merley acknowledges in chancery that he owes to "Nicholas 
Cyfrewast 26 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Southampton and Kent. » 

Geoffrey de la Hawe acknowledges that he owes to the said Nicholas 
9 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Berks. 

John Warchayn acknowledges that he owes to the said Nicholas 15 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Walter le Barbur of Stok, who is going with the archbishop of York to 
the council of Lyons by the king's licence, has given power to John de 
Beningeworth to make attorneys in his place in all pleas until the quinzaine 
of St. John the Baptist. 

Charles (KaroV) son of Charles puts in his place Robert Spot in the 
suit before the king between him, complainant, and Robert de Laton and 
Michael his brother, concerning a trespass. 

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March 2. The abbot of Burgh, who is going to parts beyond sea by the king's 

St. MartinVle- licence, has given power to brother William de Wodeford and Robert de 

Grand, London, s ne f e i ( i to make or amove attorneys for him in all pleas until Michaelmas 

next. £f the abbot stay longer ill those parts by the king's licence, he 

giants that they shall have the like power until the term to be granted by 

the king in this respect. 

W. archbishop of York, who is going to parts beyond sea^ by the king's 

— — licence, has given power to Nicholas de Stapelton and John de Bennigewrth 
to make attorneys for him, or amove them, etc., until Michaelmas next. 
[Prynne, Records, iii. 143.] 

March 4. N. bishop of Winchester, who is going to parts beyond sea by the king's 
St. MartinVle- licence, has given power to Roger de Arneteye and Walter de Tirinton to 
Grand, London. ma k e attorneys in his place until St. Peter ad Vincula next. 

Membrane 12d. 
To Edmund, the king's brother. He was and is aware how the late king 
and the present king, by reason of trespasses and wrongs inflicted on them 
and their men by the countess of Flanders and her men, inhibited [the 
taking] of wool or other merchandise from England to Flanders or else- 
where within her power before satisfaction should have been made by her 
for the said trespasses and offences ; the king, not wishing that any wool of 
England shall be taken out of his district and power to any parts beyond 
sea whereby it might perchance come into the hands of the Flemings, and 
Edmund [is bound] by the duty of homage in which he was to the late 
king and by the fealty in which is bound to the present king to maintain 
and cherish all things that pertain to the safety and honour of the realm, 
and — [Incomplete']. ' 

Enrolment of release and surrender i by AJ^ce, late thp wife of Simon de 
Beverlaco, to Henry le Waleys, citizen of London, of her right in name of 
dower or otherwise in all the land with buildings on it, embankments 
(dicagiis), liberties, etc., that Henry had of the gift and demise of Simon 
in the town of Boston. For this release and surrender Henry gave her 
4 marks beforehand. For greater security, she has caused this deed to be 
enrolled in the rolls of chancery. Witnesses: Nicholas de Winton[ia], 
Henry de Coventr[eia], sheriffs of London ; John Aldrian (sic) and John 
Horn, aldermen ; Thomas Box, Robert de Araz, Thomas Heyron, Simon de 
Giszors, John de Wormele. Dated at London, on 7 March, 2 Edward I. 

Thomas son of William came before* [the king], on* Wednesday the feast 
of SS. Perperaa and Felicitas, and sought to replevy his land in Wollaveston, 
which was taken into the king's hands for his default before the king against 
William Masce and Amice his Wife^ 

Kogei 4 de JEkcheworth and Walter de Saunford acknowledge that they 
owe to Adam de Stratton 6*0 marks * to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in cos. Middlesex and Berks. 

William de Bluntesdon acknowledges that he owes to Walter de 
Agmodesham 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Cancelled oii payment. 

Partition of the lands tjiat belonged to Oeorge de Cantilupo, tenant in 
chief, made between John de Hasting', son of Joan de Hasting', eldest 
sister of George, and Eudo la Zuche and Milisent his wife, the other 
heiress of George. 

The part of John de Masting 1 . — fiergeveny with the castle, honour and 
other appurtenances, extended at 202// 18*. 3%d. ; Kil^aran, extended at 
35/. 18*. 6|<£ ; a third of the land of St. Cltoj, extended at 10/. 0*. 3%d. ; 



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1274. Membrane 12c/ — cont, 

Aston, co. Warwick, extended at 59/. 4s. 2d,; Berewak, co. Somerset, 
extended at 26/. 6s. §\d. ; Little Merston, in the same county, extended at 
7/. 14s. 9\d. ; Stotford, in the same county, extended at 47. 14s. l^c/,; 
Bademindefeud, co. Suffolk, extended at 26/. 4s. 8c/„ 

Heygrave, extended at 20/. 2s. Of c/., which is of the sum of the purparty 
of John de Hasting', is assigned to Eudo la Zuche and Milisent his wife, 
to hold in tenancy during the king's will for their challenge of the extent 
of Bergeveny. 

The part of Eudo la Zuche and Milisent his wife y sister and co-heiress 
of George de Cantilupo. — Eyton, co. Bedford, extended at 72/. 16s. 7f c/. ; 
Haringeworth, at 52/. 10s. 5d., in co. Northampton ; Houton, co. Bedford, 
extended at 34/. 12s. lie?. ; Beruby, co. Northampton, extended at 
32/. 0s. ll^d.; Rowell, in the same county, extended at 17/. ; Bolewik, in 
the same county, extended at 22/. 2s. 5d. ; Brugewauter, co. Somerset, 
extended at 261. 18s. Od. ; Edenworth, in the same county, extended at 
12/. 0s. A\d. ; Calston, co. Wilts, extended at 28/. J 5s. 8c/. ; Bridmerston, 
in the same county, extended at 19/. 13s. l^d. ; Rocle, in the same county, 
extended at 16/. 3s. Id, ; Calne, in the same county, extended at 61s. 6c/. ; 
Corneworthy, co. Devon, extended at 10/. 2s. 7c/. ; Dertemuth, in the same 
county, extended at 75s. 4c/. ; Totteneys, in the same county, extended at 
18/. 12s. 8c/. ; Moles Bracy, co. Salop, extended at 13/. 19s. %\d. ; Stok St. 
Edwald,"co. Dorset, extended at 71. 18s. 4|cZ. ; Hamme, co. Buckingham, ex- 
tended at 4/. 19s. 2d. ; Hereford, extended at IBs Ad.; Byngel[eye], co. York 
extended at 23/. 2s. 9 d, ; Baseford, co. Nottingham, extended at 100s. 9d. 

Membrane lid. 

Gilbert, prior of Merton, who is going to parts beyond sea by the king's 

licence, has given power to brothers John de Eylesbur[y] and Henry de 

Templo, his fellow-canons, to make attorneys for him in all pleas until 
Midsummer next. [Prynne, Records, iii. 143.] 

Robert, abbot of Colchester, who is going to parts beyond sea by the 
king's licence, has given power to Godfrey de Meulinges, monk, and to 
Richard Bayngnard to make attorneys for him until Michaelmas next, 
unless he return to England in the meantime. [Ibid,] 

Brother Guy, master of the military order of the Temple in England, 
who is going to parts beyond sea by the king's licence, has given power 
to brothers Thomas de Fenne and William de Meddeburn to make attorneys 
for him until Midsummer next. [Ibid.] 

The abbot of Hyde, Winchester, who is going to parts beyond sea by 
the king's licence, has given power to Robert de Laverkstok and John de 
Wonsington to make attorneys for him until Michaelmas next, unless he 
return to England in the meantime. [Ibid,'] 

The abbot of St. Albans, who is going to parts beyond sea by the 
king's licence, has given power to brothers Martin de Sancto Edmundo 
and Adam Polayn, his fellow-monks, to make attorneys for him until 
Michaelmas next, unless he return to England in the meantime. [Ibid.] 

The abbot of Waltham, who is going to parts beyond sea by the king's 
licence, has put in his place brother John de Maidenhethe and Master 
Adam le Graunt in ajl suits, etc., until the feast of St. John next. [Ibid.] 

Henry de Eleford came before the king, on St-. Cuthbert's day, and 
sought to replevy to Nicholas de Hasting his land in Kavenedis', which 
was taken unto the king's hands for his default before the king against 
Alice, late the wife of Philip de Hasting*. 

John Giffard is summoned to come in fifteen days from Easter to answer 
for» the' issues of the manor of Winterburn, which belonged to Robert 
Walerand, in co. Wilts, and of 1 the manor of Neuton, which belonged to 

h 2 



116 



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March 22. 

St. Martin's- 
le-Grand, 
London. 



2274. Membrane \\d — cont. 

Nicholas le Seculer, in co. Hertford (sic), for the time when he held them 
against the king's will. 

James de Stiveton came before the king, on Wednesday after St. Cuth- 
bert, and sought to replevy to John de itouton, Peter de Gottinge and 
Dionisia, his wife, their land in the town of St. Ives, [taken into the king's 
hands] for their default against Tsilia, late the wife of John son of Reginald. 

John de Chifele came before the king, on Tuesday the feast of St Cuthbert, 
and sought to replevy to John de Bagenore the latter's land in Neubir[y], 
[which was taken into the king's hands for his default] against John son 
of Richard de Hamville. 
March 20. The abbot of King's Beaulieu, who is going to parts beyond sea by the 
licence of the king's subjects supplying his place in England, has given 
power to brothers William de Cornub[ia], and William de Evesham, monks 
of his house, to make attorneys in his place, until the feast of All Saints next. 
[Prynne, iii. 143.] 

Hugh de Hekynton came before the king, on Thursday after St. Cuth- 
bert, and sought to replevy to William de Cirencestr[ia] and Matilda his 
wife, Richard le Keu and Ellen, late the wife of Henry de Wyry, their 
land in Boston, [which was taken into the king's hands for their default] 
against Julia, daughter of John le Orfere. 

To the sheriff of Sussex. Whereas the king, at the prosecution of Robert, 
Aguilon, lately^ordered him to amove the men of John de Warr[enna] 
earl of Surrey, archers and other armed men, who wander (vacantes) 
about Robert's manor of ^ercynges and about his other lands, and lie in 
wait by day and night for his men, and aggrieve and disquiet them, from 
the said manor and lands, and the archers and other armed men, although 
warned by the sheriff on the king's behalf to depart quietly from the manor 
and lands, still remain there doing worse damage to Robert and his men, 
whereat the king is moved : the king therefore orders the sheriff, if the 
archers and men still remain there and refuse to depart, to take them and 
keep them in prison until otherwise ordered. 

Geoffrey Goldenwey came before the king, on the morrow of St. Bene- 
dict, and sought to replevy to Gilbert de Northwod the latter's land in 
Lutelington and Husseburn, which was taken [into the king's hands for his 
default] against John de Northwod. 

Martin son of Richard de Grenewiz came before the king, on Thursday 
after St. Benedict and sought to replevy to Alice Ireys her land in Grenewicz, 
which was taken [into the king's hands for her default] against El[ias] 
Swetman. 

John de Berkinges came before the king, on Friday before Palm Sunday, 
and sought to replevy to Margery de Shete and Henry Bernard their land, 
which was taken into the king's hands for their default in the king's court 
against Gregory le Clerk. 

The abbot of St. Mary's, York, who is going to parts beyond sea, has 
given power to brother William de Garton, monk of his house, and Thomas 
de Langetoft to make attorneys in his place until St, Peter ad Vincula next, 
unless the abbot return to England in the meantime. [Prynne, iii. 143.] 

Hugh de Burton came [before the king], on Tuesday after Palm Sunday, 
and sought to replevy to John Hervi his land in Wicumb, which was taken 
[into the king's hands] for his defaujt against William son of William Hervy 
before the justices of the Bench, to whom this is signified. 

Bartholomew de Kancpaj came, on the same day, and sought to replevy 
a third of the manor of Haluton, which was taken [into the king's hands] 
for his default against Beatrice, late the wife of Richard, earl of Cornwall, 
This is signified to the justices of the Bench. 



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1274, # Membrane \\d — cont. 

March 28. The abbot of Westminster, who is going to parts beyond sea by the 
St. Martin's, king's licence, has given power to brother Henry de London [ia], monk, 
and to Alexander de Westm[onasterio] to make attorneys in his place until 
Michaelmas next. [Prynne, Records, iii. 144.] 

Master Walter Scamel, treasurer of Salisbury, who is going to parts 
beyond sea for the king's affairs, has given like power to Simon Malesars 
until Michaelmas next. [Ibid.] 

Master Thomas de Cantilupo has given like power to Master Gilbert de 
Heywode and to William de Faukeburn, chaplain, until Michaelmas next, 
unless he return to England in the meantime. [Ibid.] 

Master Richard de Mepham, dean of Lincoln, has given like power to 
Robert de Gravesende until Michaelmas next. [Ibid.] 

Memorandum, that Payn de Cadurc[is] acknowledged that it was agreed 
between him and John de Muscegros concerning the manor of Sumburn 
that Payn shall pay to John 200 marks at the quinzaine of Easter for the 
demise that John made to him of his term in the manor, provided that if Payn 
do not pay this sum, John shall have the manor again until he have levied it. 

* Brother Hugh, prior of St. Bartholomew's, London, who is going to 

parts beyond sea by licence, has given power to brothers Alexander de 

Staundon and Adam de Eyton to make attorneys in his place in ail 
pleas until St, Peter ad Vincula, unless he return to England in the 
meantime. [Ibid."] 

The abbot of Oseneye, who is going to the council of Lyons by the king's 
licence, has given power to brother Alexander de Kanoco and Robert 
Sprete to make attorneys in his place until St. Peter ad Vincula, unless he 
return to England in the meantime. [Ibid.] 

The abbot of Seleby, who is going to the council of Lyons by the king's 
licence, has given power to brother Alexander de Ebor[aco], his fellow- 
monk, to make attorneys in his place until St. Peter ad Vincula next. [Ibid.] 

The abbot of Shrewsbury, who is likewise going to parts beyond sea, has 
given like power to Brother Richard de Wenlok and John Lenfaunt. 

The abbot of St. Peter's, Gloucester, who is likewise going, has given 
like power to brother William de Aldeswrth and John de Acle until St. 
Peter ad Vincula next, 

The abbot of Croylaund, who is likewise going, has given like power to 
brother Robert de Mohun and John le Espigornel, until the said feast. 

The abbot of Evesham, who is going, has given like power to Adam le 
Butiler and John de Clifton, until the said feast. 

The abbot of Malmesbury, who is going, has given like power to Roger de 
Evesham and Roger de Cherletou, until the said feast. 

The prior of Stanes, who is also going, has given like power to John de 
Broc and Roger de Eton, until the said feast. 

The abbot of Abbindon, who is also going, has given like power to John 
de Cerneye, monk, and William de Speresholte. 

The bishop of Coventry and Lichfield has given like power to the prior of 
St. Thomas without Stafford and to Gilbert de Kirkeby, until the said feast. 

Master Richard de Mepham, dean of Lincoln, has given like power to 
Thomas de Ayneus and Robert de Gravesend, until the said feast. 

Master Ralph de Freningham, who is also going, has given like power 
to Nicholas de Freningham and Walter de Wademund, until the said feast. 

Master Peter de Abendon, master of the house of scholars,* has given 
like power to brother Henry de Temple, canon of Merton, Richard de 
Sancto Johanne and William de Warpesdon, until the said feast. 

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1274. Membrane \\d — cont. ! 

The prior of Spalding, who is also going, has given like power to brother 
Gilbert de Wautham and William de Scaccario until Michaelmas next. 

Memorandum, that Roger de Wauton and John de Swyneford, appointed 
to hold pleas of the market, have delivered to Adam de Wynton[ia], clerk, 
and to Jpceus le Acatur 187 marks to make provisions therewith against 
the king's arrival. 

April 7. To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order not to deliver to W. 

St. MartinVle* bishop of Bath and Wells or to his steward or any bailiffs of his any return 

Grand, London. £ any wr i t f tbe king's directed to him concerning any fees, tenements, or 

other things touching the abbey of Glastonbury, which is void and in the 

king's hands, until otherwise ordered. Given by the hand of W. de 

Merton, the chancellor. By J. de Vescy. 

The like to the sheriffs of Devon, Berks, and Wilts. By J. de Vescy. 

April 7. To the prior and convent of Glastonbury. Prohibition of their presuming 

to seek licence to •elect an abbot from any one but the king until full 
certainty be had concerning the right of the king or of others, as the 
abbey was founded by the king's predecessors and is of his patronage, a^ he 
understands, sothat licence to elect ought to be sought from him. 

By J. de Vescy. 

Adam de Wateshaiii came before the king, on Tuesday after the close of 
Easter, and sought to replevy to Reginald de Ispann[ia] of Lynne his land, 
[which was taken into the king's hands for his default] against Robert de 
Linc[olnia] and Aldr' his wife. 

Ralph Hethloverd came, on the said day, and sought to replevy his land 
in Lynne, [which was taken into the king's hands for his default] against 
the said Robert and Aldr'. 

Membrane 9d. 

R. le Bigot, earl of Norfolk and Marshall of England, puts in his place 

David le Messager, and Alina, his wife, countess of Norfolk, puts in her 

place Henry de Aldeberg in a suit before the king between Geoffrey le 
Merescall and Eva his wife and the prior of Bradenestak concerning a plea 
of land, wherein the prior vouched the earl and countess to warranty. 

The abbot of Leyston puts in his place Walter de Askeby and Alan de 
Gosfeld in a suit before the king between the abbot and R. le Bygod, earl of 
Norfolk and Marshall of England, and others contained in the original writ, 
concerning a trespass committed on the abbot by them. 

Walter le Sauvage came before the king, on Saturday after the close of 
Easter, and sought to replevy to Robert de Boyvjll his land in Wateby, 
which was taken into the king's hands for Robert's default in the king's 
court at Westminster against Amice Marmiun. 

Richard de Cranham came befere the king, on Saturday the feast of SS. 
Tiburtius and Valerian, and sought to replevy to Thomas de Warblingt[on] 
the latter's land in Tanrigg, which was taken into the king's hands for his 
default in the king's court against the prior of Merton. 

Hugh le Gros came before the king, on the same Saturday, and sought 
to replevy his land in Tremsak, which was taken into the king's hands for 
his default in the king's court against Lucy, late the wife of Geoffrey de 
Lameteyn. 

Gerard de Fumival puts in his place Robert de Munden and William de 
Farnesfeud in all pleas and suits. 

• Gerard de Furnival, in the presence of the king's subjects supplying his 

place in England, has given power to Robert de Mumden and William de 



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April 10. 
Westminster. 



1274. Membrane 9d — cont. 

Farnesfeud to make attorneys for him until St. Peter ad Vincula next, unless 
he return to England in the meantime. 

— "■ " ■ Adam le Despenser puts in his place William de Hope in a suit before 

the king between Adam and Walter Cardun concerning a trepass committed 

by him on Adam. 

«• Peter de Chaumpvent, who is going to parts beyond sea by the king's 

licence, has given power to William de Bonevill to make attorneys for him 

until Michaelmas next, unless he return to England in the meantime. 

Geoffrey Costentin came before the king, on Saturday the eve of Holy 
Trinity, and sought to replevy to Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and 
Hertford, his land in Potton, Sutton and Gatesbyr[y], which was taken 
into the king's hands for Gilbert's default in the king's court at Westminster 
against the king. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham and Bedford. Order to cause proclamation 
to be made that no one, under pain of loss of all his goods and chattels aad 
under peril of life and limb, shall take any wool out of the kingdom to parts 
beyond sea or to Scotland, Ireland and Wales, or elsewhere without the 
realm, until the king ordain otherwise, as the king and his father prohibited 
the taking of wool or other merchandise to Flanders, or elsewhere within 
the power of the countess of Flanders, or elsewhere in parts beyond sea, by 
reason of the trespasses and damages inflicted by her and her men on the 
king and his father, until she should satisfy the king for the trespasses, and 
certain merchants and others, natives and aliens, take wool and merchandise, 
and the owners of ports and maritime places permit wool and merchandise 
to be loaded and taken through the district and power of the countess, 
contrary to the inhibition aforesaid, as the king learns from the relation of 
trustworthy men. Given by the hand of W. de Merton, the chancellor. 
[Pcedera.] 

April 20. To William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick. Order to be at the ford 
Westminster, of Montgomery in a month from Easter, to hear and correct trespasses, 
wrongs, arid interceptions, together with Roger de Clifford, William Bagod, 
Odo de Hodenet, and the prior of St. Thomas without Stafford, whom the 
king is sending thither, according to the form of the peace between the late 
king and Llewelyn son of Griffin, prince of Wales, and his men, and according 
to the law and custom of those parts. The said prince will be there then, or 
will send some of his men there to hear and correct trespasses, etc., committed 
by himself and his men in those parts. 

Nicholas Tregoz and Hugh de Crepping' acknowledge that they owe to 

Hugh'son of Oto 50/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 

chattels in cos. Essex and Norfolk. For this recognisance, Hugh restored to 
Nicholas his manor of Tolsaunt Tregoz, and acquitted him of his ransom 
thereof. 

Godhilda (Godehudd) de Wykes puts in her place John Peche and 
William de Rede against Walter de Merworth, and to receive her purparty 
of the lands that belonged to Roger de Wykes, her brother, in Wik[es], 
co. Sussex, and of the lands that belonged to Roger de Clifford in 
co. Hereford. 

Memorandum, that Walter de Kanc[ia] came into chancery, and acknow- 
ledged that he had received from John le Despenser 200/., and 20/. for the 
use of queen Eleanor, the king's consort, for ransom of the manor of 
Matilye, and he acquitted him thereof. 

Gerard de Fanecurt attorneyed Henry le Arblester in the matter in the 
king's court between Gerard and Henry de Brailesford of 100/., which 
Gerard exacts from Henry for ransom of the dower of Henry's mother in 
the fonn of the dictum of Kenilworth. 



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1274. Membrane 9d — cont. 

John le Sauvage acknowledges that he owes to Robert Aguillon 10 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Derby 
and Sussex. 

Alan de Walcringham acknowledges that he owes to John de Luvetote 
17 J marks ; to be levied > in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. York. Cancelled on payment. 

Enrolment of grant by Emma, late the wife of Bartholomew Baynard, to 
Sir Robert Burnell that he shall have after her death in fee and inheritance 
all her land in Morton-upon-Swale, co. York, and that she may not sell the 
said lands or part of them or alienate them, whereby they may not revert 
entirely to Robert and his heirs at her death* Witnesses : Sir Walter de 
Merton, then chancellor; John de Kyrke[b]y; William de Middelton; 
William de Hamelton ; Eudo de Cletlund ; Robert Appelgar, then bailiff of 
Ryehemund ; Richard de Boylaund. Dated at Westminster, on Wednesday 
before Whitsuntide, 2 Edward I. 

Enrolment of agreement made at St. Martin in Winter, 1272, between 
Emma, late the wife of Bartholomew Baynard, and Sir Robert Burnell 
whereby Emma grants to Robert at ferm for ten years all the lands 
and chief messuage that she had as dower in Morton-upon-Swale, with all 
appurtenances and liberties, rendering therefor yearly to her at Stayndrop 
32 marks, and Robert shall leave the demense lands and buildings in as 
good state as he received them by the view of lawful men. The buildings 
are appraised at 100*. at the beginning of this agreement. If Robert die 
within that term or make default in payment of the ferm, Emma shall have 
power to enter and possess all the said lands. Witnesses : Walter de Merton 
then chancellor, Sir Robert de Neyvile, Sir Gilbert Hamsard, knight, Sir 
John de Kyrkeby, Sir John de London[ia], Richard de Boylaund, William 
de Middelton, Eudo de Cletloun. 

J. bishop of London, who is going to the council of Lyons by the king's 

licence, lias given power to Master Ralph de Ivingho and Robert de 

Drayton to make attorneys for him until St. .Peter ad Vincula. 

May 17. Lambinus de Langham, Nicholas de Barneton and Robert le Waleys, 

St. Martin' s-le- who are going with the said bishop to the council of Lyons, have given 
Grand, London, power to the said Robert de Drayton to make attorneys for them. 

May 24. William son of Joceus le Porter came before the king, on Thursday after 

St. MarthVs-le- St. Dunstan, and sought to replevy to Joceus le Porter his land in Hatfeid 
Grand, London.p evere ] j [ w hj cn was taken into the king's hands for his default] against 
Matilda, late the wife of Stephen son of John. 

John de Gysorz, citizen of Loudon, acknowledges, for the abbot of 

Messingden, that he owes to Bartholomew de Castello 100 marks; to be 

levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of 
London and in co. Hertford. 

May 29. Geoffrey Tholome came before the king, on Wednesday after Holy 
Westminster. Trinity, and sought to replevy to Ralph son of Philip de Colewell Ralph's 
land, which was taken into the king's hands for Ralph's default in the 
king's court against Simon son of Jordan fiz Rokes. 

Thomas Queynterel came before the king, on Wednesday after Holy 
Trinity, and sought to replevy his land in Melles, which was taken [into the 
king's hands] for his default against Thomas le Feuman of Melles. 

June 1. John de Swinnerton came before the king, on Friday after Holy Trinity, 

Westminster, and sought to replevy his land in Schelton, Acton and Chelle, [taken 
into the king's bands for his default] against William de Mere. 



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1274. Membrane 9d — com. 

John son of Richard de D ene came before the king, on Friday after St. 

Petronilla, and sought to replevy to himself, Emma his wife, Alice, 

daughter of William Stubbescales, John Newecomen, and Agnes his wife 
their land in Distington and Haverington, [which was taken into the king's 
hands for their default] against Adam son of Thomas de Stubbescales. 

June 2. The prior of Dunmawe came before the king, on Saturday the feast of 

St. MartinVle- SS. Marcellinus and Peter, and sought to replevy his land in Hen^ham, 
Grand, London. £ w hi cn was taken into the king's bands for his default] against Matilda, 
late the wife of Robert de Hengham. 

Hubert de Plesingho came before the king, on Saturday after St. 

Petronilla, and sought to replevy his land in Brendewode, [which was 

taken into the king's hands for his default] against Christiana Bakun. 

Hugh Burnel came before the king, on Monday after Holy Trinity, and 

■- sought to replevy his mill in Endon, [which was taken into the king's hands 

for his default] against Emma, late the wife of Auger de Talinton. . 

Robert de Thurleby acknowledges that he owes to Master Ralph the 

Salter (salsario) 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 

and chattels in co. Wilts. 

William de Criketot acknowledges that he owes to Foucher, parson of 

Trillowe church, 26/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Cambridge. 

Thomas de Heyham acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Merton 

11/. 10s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

co. Kent. 

The same Thomas acknowledges that he owes to the same Walter 20 
marks ; to be levied as aforesaid, for the debt of the countess of Wiht. 

Membrane 8d. 

Thomas de Roke acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Staunford, 

clerk, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Northumberland. 

Philip, parson of Kantesbere church, acknowledges that he owes to 

Robert Burneli 100$. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Devon. 

And for this Stephen Heym and William Walerand constituted them- 
selves principal debtors. 

Enrolment of agreement between Alice, late the wife of Peter de 
Meaudlingg, and Remigius (Almaricum) de Meaudlingg, Peter's brother, 
whereby Remigius (Hmericus) grants that the manor of Meaudlingg, which 
Alice holds of the feoffment of Laurence de Meaudlingg, shall remain to 
her for life, provided that the third thereof that Isabella, Remigius's 
(Emerici) mother, holds in dower, shall remain to Remigius (Emerico) 
and his heirs when it falls in, and also a moiety of the fees pertaining to 
the inheritance, saving to Alice the other moiety for life. Alice grants 
that after her death the manor shall remain to Remigius (Emerico) free 
of her heirs. Sir Walter de Merton grants that he may not exact anything 
from the said Remigius (Remigio) or his heirs or from Isabella as 
arrears or otherwise by reason of the 8/. that were wont to be paid to the 
exchequer from Peter's inheritance aforesaid. The parties to this agreement 
are bound to make security to each other by a fine to be levied in the king's 
court so soon as Remigius {Remigius) come of age ; so that Remigius 
{Remigius) and Isabella shall be bound to Alice in 30/. (sic) if they contra- 
vene and if they will not make this fine, and Alice shall be bound to Remigius 
(Remigius) in 30/. (sic) if she hinder the levying of the fine. Witnesses: 



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1274 M&nbfram Sd — conU 

fi>ir Robert Fulton [is] and Sir Stephen Heym, justices of the king; Sir 
John de Kirkeby. 

Be it known, that if the said fine be made in the king's court, the agree- 
ment shall remain in force. 

Brother Robert de Haulou came before the king's Subjects supplying his 

place in England, on Wednesday after St. Barnabas, and sought to replevy 

to the abbot of Stratford his wood in the forest of Essex, which was taken 
111 into the king's hands for Waste. 

Memorandum, that Thomas de Weiland and Ralph Borun, two attorneys 
of John son of John, came into chancery, and acknowledged that they 
had received for John's use from N. bishop of Winchester, by the hands of 
Gerard la Grtie, the bishop's steward, 500 marks of the last payment of 
2>250 marks in which the bishop was indebted tp John for the manor of 
Ryngewod. 

June 6. Robert de Olram in Holdernes acknowledges that he owes to William de 

Westminster. Beverlaco 6 matks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands^ and 
chattels in co. York. 

June 11. To Geoffrey de Gyenvill, justiciary of Ireland. William de Apple- 
Westminster, drefeld has shown the king that whereas he stayed in England by the 
king's order from Midsummer, in the first year of the king's reign, for 
certain affairs specially touching the king and his realm, for which reason 
the king took him and his men, lands, rents, and possessions in Ireland 
into his protection by letters patent, which were duplicated by reason of 
the peril of the sea, and were transmitted to the justiciary of Ireland by 
divers envoys by reason of the said peril, and granted that William should 
be quit of all pleas and suits from Midsummer aforesaid until the 
Purification following, except pleas of dower unde nihil habet, assizes of 
novel disseisin and of last presentation, and one of the envoys was wrecked 
(periclitaretur) in the Irish sea with one of the letters, and the other envoy 
with the other letters is at present so impeded in the same sea by its 
inundations and stress (intemperiem) that he could not come to the 
justiciary or his bailiffs of those parts as quickly as was necessary, as the 
king learns from the testimony of trustworthy men, and the justiciary's 
bailiffs of the court of the liberty of Trum have proceeded during the time' of 
the protection aforesaid in a certain suit moved by writ of right in that 
court between Richard de Foype, demandant, and the said William, 
deforciant, concerning certain lands in Balimathethan and Matiston, 
because the said protection did not reach them soon enough, and the king 
afterwards ordered the justiciary so to provide, saving the claim of the 
opposite party, that William should not be unjustly precluded from the 
proper method of defence in this suit for this reason, and the justiciary has 
hitherto deferred doing this, and does not permit the king's proiection 
aforesaid or any like protection afterwards made to William to benefit him 
(sibi locum tenere), because no special mention is made in the said protec- 
tions concerning pleas moved or to be moved, although it is not the 
manner or custom of the king's chancery to so express them : the king 
therefore again orders the justiciary to so provide according to the tenor of 
the former order that William shall not be placed in default in pleas or suits 
touching him moved in the time of the king's protections or still to be 
moved, and so that he or his men may not be losers in any yvaj during 
that term, so that it may not behove the king to be further solicited 
concerning this matter. 

Henry le Waleys, Robert de Araz, William le Mazeliner, Nicholas de 
Wynton[ia], Peter de Micham, Thomas Jordan, Henry de Coventr[eia], 
John de Grisorz, Walter le Cornwalays, William de I?unolm[ia], Ralph 



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de Tony, Nicholas Converssun (?) of Hadestok, Richard de Chigewell, 
Ralph de Brumlegh, Henry de Frowik, William Bokerel, William 
de Farendon, Anketinus de Alverne, William de Essendon, Roger 
le Estivour, Ralph Blundus, William de Manhale, Robert de Geywod, 
John Adrian, Thomas Box, Fulk de Sancto Edmundo, Gregory 
de Rokesl[eye], Richard de Paris[ius], Peter Oosyn, Thomas de Basing', 
Robert de Basing 5 , Robert Longus, Walter le Poter, Roger le Bra[e]ler, 
John de Honilane, John Horn, Richard Knotte, Thomas Cros, Philip le 
Taillur, Peter le Hodere, Theobald the horse-merchant, Arnold Thedmar, 
Wlmar de Essex, Geoffrey Fros, John de ]STorthant[onia], Henry 
Deuleneye, Peter the goldsmith, Peter Aunger, Henry de Farnham, 
Reginald Poyntel, William de Hadestok, Ralph de Mora, Adam de 
Blakeneye, Peter de Edelington, Alan de Castello, Thomas Everard, 
Robert de Meldborne, William Grapefige, Nicholas le Coreer, John de 
Blakethorn, Henry de Ware, Thomas de Dunstapl[ia], Richard le Poter, 
Robert Autayn, Richard le Paumer, Ralph le Tapiter, Robert de Hakeneye, 
and William de Melkeleye, citizens of London, acknowledge that they owe 
to Lucasius Natal' and Opizo Malaspine and their fellows, merchants of 
Luca, 1200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in the city of London. 

Enrolment of agreement made in the 2nd year of the reign, on Friday in 
Easter week, between Sir John de Sancto Johanne and Sir Richard de 
Hotot, witnessing that John has granted to Richard all his land and rent of 
Bromly, with all appurtenances, to hold until Christmas next in the 
following form : if John enfeoff [Richard] of the manor of Westshipford, 
except the advowson of the church of that manor, before Christmas, all the 
said lands, rents, etc. of Bromly shall revert to John, together with a 
charter of feoffment thereof made between them, which is deposited by 
their consent with William de Hotot ; but if John do not enfeoff Richard 
of the manor of Westshipford before then, John grants that Richard 
shall remain enfeoffed of the land, etc. of Bromly in hereditary right, 
rendering therefor yearly to John one silver penny at Easter for all services, 
customs, suits of court, and all other secular demands and exactions, saving 
the accustomed service due to the king. Witnesses — [Incomplete]. 

June 26. William de Lavington came before the king, on Tuesday after Mid- 
Westminster, summer, and sought to replevy to Alice Moryn, Matilda Moryn, Geoffrey 
Morin and Alice his wife their land in Stepel Lavington, which was taken 
into the king's hands for their default against Robert le Prestesbrother. 

John de Middelton acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Cifrewast 

5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

cos. Surrey, Sussex, and Buckingham. 

June 31. Henry Malemeins came before the king, on Monday after SS. Peter and 
Westminster. Paul, and sought to replevy his land in Wolewych, which was taken into 
the king's hands for his default against Agatha, late the wife of Walter de 
la Grave. 

July 5. Nicholas Bissop, imprisoned at Ipswich for the death of William Macke 

Westminster, and William le Mouner, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Suffolk to bail him. 

Enrolment of grant by Alan de Plokenet, knight, to John de Sancto 
Walerico, knight, of the custody of the manors of Gratele and Den, which 
were of the inheritance of the heir of Thomas Maudut, in co. Southampton, 
to hold with all appurtenances, except the advowsons of the churches of 
these manors, from Thursday after SS. Peter and Paul, 1274, until 
Michaelmas 1279. If John be prevented from having the custody for this 
term by the death of the heir or by the king or otherwise, Alan grants 



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that he shall be bound to John in 50/. for each year of the term that John 
is deprived of the custody, and for John's damages and expenses. If John 
wish to hold the custody after that term, he shall do so until the heir 
come of age, rendering 40/. yearly to Alan after Michaelmas, 1279, in St. 
Giles's church, Winchester. Dated at Westminster, on Thursday after 
SS. Peter and Paul, 2 Edward I. 

Enrolment of deed whereby the said John grants that if he be impeded 
by the death of the heir of Thomas Maudut or otherwise by the king or 
another from holding the custody of the said manors of Gratele and Dene, co. 
Southampton, for the term aforesaid, and if Alan pay to him without plea 
or dispute within fifteen days after the hindrance 24/. in the. conventual 
church of St. Swithin, Winchester, together with the damages and expenses 
sustained by John, for every year short of the said term, John will release 
to Alan 26/. remaining of 50/. in which Alan is bound to him for such 
hindrance as above, but if Alan do not satisfy John for his damages, 
hindrances, or expenses, he shall be bound to make full payment of the said 
50/. Dated at Westminster, the day and year aforesaid. 

William de Barinty acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Blanmouter 

— 200/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Oxford, Buckingham and Middlesex. 

Enrolment of agreement made, in the first year of the king's reign, at the 
feast of St. Matthew, between Matilda de Sancto Andrea and Alice de 
Amundevil, whereby Matilda demises at ferni to Alice for life, for 40/. 
sterling that Alice paid to Matilda beforehand, all her land with the manor 
in the town of Arnington, with all appurtenances, rendering therefor yearly 
to Matilda Id. at Midsummer and 5 marks yearly for the maintenance of a 
chaplain celebrating divine service for the souls of Matilda's ancestors, 
and doing the due and customary services to the chief lords of the fee. 
Witnesses : William Barbede, Robert Tristram, William Mazun, Henry de 
Lacy, Balph de Dokesworth, Robert Bray of Crawedene, Stephen Gocelin 
of Arnington. 

Memorandum, that Matilda (sic) came into chancery, and acknowledged 
that she claims no right in the manor except only for the term of her life. 

Brother Guy de Foresta, master of the military order of the Temple in 

— — England, puts in his place Brother Thomas de la Penne and brother 
William de Medburne in all pleas for three years, unless the master or 
another in hi 3 place return to England ; and he gives to Thomas and William 
power of making attorneys for him. 

Membrane 7d. 

July 9. Richard Gruscet acknowledges that he owes to William Passelewe 20 

Westminster, marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Buckingham and Bedford. 

Edmund le Espigurnel acknowledges that he owes to Walter son of Peter 
de Booking 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

July 14. To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the wool and other 
merchandise of the burgesses and men of Amiens are arrested by the king's 
order by reason of the discord between the king and the Flemings, and at 
the request of the king of France the king has granted to them that their 
said wool and merchandise thus arrested, which they could prove to be 
theirs and to have been theirs before 29 June, in the 2nd year of the king's 
reign, shall be released, so that, upon their finding security not to take the 
wool or merchandise within the power of the countess of Flanders, and not 



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to sell them to Flemings or others by whom the wool and merchandise 
might come to the hands of the Flemings in any way, and that they will 
not communicate with them nor avow wool or other goods of any others for 
their own henceforth, they may take or carry them to their parts in form 
aforesaid : the king therefore orders the mayor and sheriffs to accept such 
security from them, and to cause such wool and merchandise to be delivered 
to them, provided they pay the due ancient customs thereon, and do not 
in anywise take other wool or merchandise bought after the said 29 June 
out of the realm until otherwise ordered. The mayor and sheriffs are 
enjoined to act so circumspectly and cautiously in executing this order 
that the king may commend their circumspection and diligence. 

The said merchants have like letters to the following : 

The barons and bailiffs of Sandwich. 

The barons and bailiffs of Wyncheles[eye]. 

The bailiffs of Ipswich. 

The bailiffs of Southampton* 

The bailiffs of Yarmouth. 

The mayor and bailiffs of Lenn. 

The mayor and bailiffs of York. 

The bailiffs of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 

The bailiffs of Hull. 

The bailiffs of Yarum. 

The bailiffs of Boston, 

The bailiffs of Pontefract. 

The bailiffs of Beverley. 

The bailiffs of Bristol. 

The archbishop's bailiffs of Beverlev. 

The sheriff of York. 

Balph le Keu came before the king, on Saturday the eve of St. Mary 
Magdalene, and sought to replevy his land in Stok, which was taken into 
the king's hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against 
Alice, late the wife of Richard Sampson. 

William de Poleymere came before the king, on Friday after St. James 
and sought to replevy his land in Holedich, which was taken into the king's 
hands for his default in the court of Henry de Brok of Holedich against 
Constance, late the wife of William le Flemmeyng. 

Memorandum, that whereas a day is given to William de Valencia] and 
Thomas de Clar[e] concerning a certain debt that Thomas exacted from 
William, to wit the morrow of St. Peter ad Vincula wherever the kino- or his 
subjects supplying his place in England may then be, and it was provided 
that Thomas shall be called at that day, Nicholas Sifrewast, proctor of 
Thomas, came on the said day, offering, etc. 

Memorandum, that a day is given to Godhilda (Godehuda) de Wykeand 
Walter de Merewrth before the king in the octaves of Michaelmas, in the 
suit before the king between her and Walter concerning the manor of 
Wyke. 

Aug. 11. John de Muscegros acknowledges that he owes to Hugh son of Oto, for 
Tunbridge. Robert Bagod, who holds the ferm of Dani in Ireland by Hugh's com- 
mission, 111. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Somerset and Gloucester. 

Thomas de Scharstede, parson of Purle church, came before the king, on 
Monday after St. Laurence, and sought to replevy his land in Berking' 
which was taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices of 
the Bench against Mabel, late the wife of Nicholas Westman. 



July 18. 
Westminster. 



July 28. 
Elham. 



126 



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1274. 

Aug. 21. 

Westminster. 



Aug. 27. 

Windsor. 



Aug. 27. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 8. 
Windsor. 



Sept* 8. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 7d — coni. 

Hugh de Oddingseles acknowledges that he oWes to Nicholas le Franceis 
26 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of Mb lands and chattels in 
co. Hertford. 

John de Cogan, who is going to Ireland by the king^s licence, gaVe 
power, in the king*s presence, to Gilbert de Wollavinton to make attorneys 
in his place until Michaehnas next, and from then for two years following 
unless John return to England in the meantime. 

Robert Greley, Alexander le fttey, John de Workedeley, Robert de 
IJenwod, Robert de Birkes, Thomas son of Simon, Robert de Birches, 
Thomas son of Adam, Stephen d© Barton, Gerv&se de'Newenham, Rdger 
son of Roger le Clerk, Ellen his mother, William le Clerk of Eckeles, and 
Geoffrey le Byfun came before the king, on feday the feast of St. 
Bartholomew, and sought to replevy their land in Barton, which was taken 
into the king's hands for their default before the justices of the Bench 
against Agnes, daughter of Gilbert de Barton. 

The abbot of Messinden acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew de 
Castello, citizen of London, 151/. ; t6 be levied, In default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

Cancelled on payment. 

William de LindeSeye, son of Walter de Lindeseye, lord of a moiety of the 
barony of Kendale, acknowledges that he owes to Inibert de Mounferaunt 
40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Westmoreland, York, Lancaster, and Huntingdon. 

Gilbert de Lindeseye, his brother, and Gilbert de Wyteby acknowledge the 
same. 

William de Bolevill csime before the king, on Monday after St. 
Bartholomew, and sought to replevy his land in Colevill and B^arslake, 
which was taken into the king's hands for his default in the kind's court 
against Eugenia, late the wife of John de Bolevill. 

At the instance of his sister, the queen of Scotland, the king has granted 
to R. bishop of Dublin, staying in Scotland, that Robert de Rebercy, whom 
the bishop appointed in his place, might make attorneys in the bishop's 
name in suits until the end of seven years, and that the bishop shall be 
quit during that time oi: all common summons of the justices in eyre, both 
for pleas of the JForest and for other pleas, in the counties in which the 
bishop has lands, so that he shall not be amerced by reason of his absence or 
be a loser in any wise for the said common summonses. [Prynne, iii. 136.] 

"the king has granted to Alexander Comyn, earl of Bouhan, and to 
Elizabeth, his Wife, that by their letters patent they may give power of 
making attprneys in tneir place in all pleas, etc., and may substitute 
others in their places as often as they shall see lit until the end of three 
years. s 

Reginald le Waleys came before the king, on Sunday after the Nativity, 
and sought to replevy to John le Noreys the latter's land in Worton, which 
was taken into the king's hands for his default in the king's court 
against Hugh de Tywe, Margery his wife, and Aghes Margery's 
sister. 

Stephen de Fernhale came before the king, on Sunday the morrow of the 
Nativity of St. Mary, and sbught to replevy to Giles de Avenebury his 
land ill Boclinton, which was taken into the king's hands for his default in 
the king's court against Matilda de la Haye. 

Reginald le Waleys came before the king, on Sunday after the Nativity 
of St. Miiry, and sought to replevy to Amabilla de Gilling her land in - 
W6«on) which was taken into the king's hands for W default in the 



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Sept. 10. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 13. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 16. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 16. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 16. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 17. 
Windsor. 



Aug. 25. 
Windsor, 



Membrane Id — cont. 

king's court against Hugh de Ty we, Margery his wife, and Agnes Margery's 
sister. 

John Godefrey came before the king, on Tuesday after the Nativity of 
St. Mary, and sought to replevy to William de Igate the latter's land in 
Ledes, which was taken into the king's hands for his default in the king's 
court against Peter son of Henry Whitlok. 

Robert de Cantilupo came before the king, on Friday the feast of the 
Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and sought to replevy to Philip de Cantilupo 
his land in Hareslad, which was taken into the king's hands for Philip's 
default in the king's court against Roger son of Hugh de Gahirst (sic) . 

William le Hare came before the king, on Saturday after the Invention 
of the Holy Cross, and sought to replevy his land and meadow in 
Haleweford, which was taken into the king's hands for his default against 
Agnes the skinner (Tkeskinnestre) . 

Walter de Donmawe came before the king, on Monday after the 
Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and sought to replevy to Reginald de 
Grey his land in Great Brykhull, which was taken into the king's hands 
for his default against John de Grey. 

Henry son of Simon de Stonton came before the king, on Tuesday 
before St. Matthew, and sought to replevy to Miles de Hasting' the latter's 
land in Solihulle, which was taken into the king's hands for his default 
against William de Eireches and William Clarice. 

John Farden came before the king, on Monday after the Exaltation of 
the Holy Cross, and sought to replevy to Philip de Cantilupo the latter's 
land in Harslede, which was taken unto the king's hands for his default 
against Roger son of Hugh de Galhurst (sic). 

Henry Capye, clerk, came before the king, on Wednesday before St. 
Matthew, and sought to replevy to the prior of St. Denis near Southampton 
the latter's land in Bereford, which was taken into the king's hands for the 
prior's default against Geoffrey de Chaucumbe. 

Membrane 6c?. 

The abbot of Derley has^attorneyed before the king Richard de Derby, 
clerk, and Peter Bisshop, in a suit before the king between the abbot and 
Master William Brun, Gilbert le Tayllur, William de Stokes, Henry son 
of Ralph le Ganter, Simon de Noting [ham], Robert his brother, Henry le 
Cordewaner, Henry Galyen, Simon Catel, Ralph Fatteneye, Ralph de 
Covyntr[eia], William le Tissur, Robert Cplle, Thomas Silkok, William de 
Tuttesbir[y], Henry son of Avicia Bonqle, John Servejadi^ Richard son of 
Adam de Cleys, Roberts Pamyot, Thomas le Graunt, Henry le Hoppere, 
Hugh his brother, John Culche, Roger son of Ranulph le Gaunter, Payn 
son of William son of Stephen, Hugh de Cleys, John le Noble, Geofirey le 
Orfevre, William de Twyford, Henry de Sail owe, John le Furbur, Henry 
son of Roger Rostreng, Roger son of Henry le Rus, Thomas de Kersinton, 
William his brother, Simon -de Bolton, Henry his brother, Ralph Franceis, 
and John Lomb concerning a trespass committed on the abbot. 

John de Steynton puts in his place Richard de Haytfeld in a suit 
before the king between John and Adam de Novo Mercato and others 
contained in the original writ concerning ^trespass committed on John by 
them. ' / 

Membrane 5d. 

To the barons and bailifo of Winohelsea. Order not to permit any wool 
to be taken out of the realm through their bailiwick or those parts except 
by the king's licence by letters patent*. 



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1274, 



Sept. 9. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 1C. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 13. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 5d-*~-cont, 

The like to the barons and bailiffs of the port of La Rye, Sandwyz, Heth, 
Romenal, and Dover. 

To the sheriff of Worcester* Order to cause the tenth of temporalities 
and of spiritualities granted to the king tyy the pope for two years and its 
arrears to be levied from those who detain them, or from their benefices and 
goods in that county, whenever he shall be required to do so by Master 
Seymund de Nogeriis, chaplain of the pope, general collector of the said 
tenth, or by his substitutes, and to assign the teilth and arrears to the collec- 
tors, fulfilling t^he king's order in this behalf so that for default of execution 
the king may not have recourse to the sheriff and his goods for such tenth 
and arrears, as some abbots, priors, men of religion*, and clerks detain the 
tenth and the arrears thereof, wherefore the executors deputed in each diocese 
to collect the tenth have excommunicated them by apostolic authority. 

The like to all the sheriffs of England, to the keepers of the bishopric of 
Durham, and to the justice of Chester. [Prynne, Records, iii. 133.] 

To Amicia, countess of Devon. Whereas the king has confirmed the late 
king's grant to the prioress and nuns of Aumbresbyry of the 48/. yearly that 
Amicia was wont to pay at the exchequer for the manor of Melkesfiam, 
which the late king granted to her for life at fee-ferm, to be received by the 
hands of Amicia, and also of the manor after Amicia's death, and the 
prioress and nuns are ready to answer to Amicia for her life for the value 
of the manor by reasonable extent beyond the said 48/. yearly on conditi6n 
that An^icia demise the manor to them in her lifetime ; the king requests 
her, in consideration of his affection to the prioress and nuns, to cause the 
manor to be extehded and delivered to the niins, to be held according to the 
tenor of the said charter, provided tjiat the prioress and nuns shall give her 
sufficient security for the value of the manor according to the extent, the 
said 48/. yearly being allowed to them, to answer to Amicia during her life 
at certain terms to be provided by her, so completing this affair at the king's 
instance that he ought to return the kindness on suitable occasions in 
things concerning her. 

James Hansard came before the king, on Thursday the eve of the Exal- 
tation of the Holy Cross, and sought to replevy his land in Earnham, which 
was taken into the king's hands for his default before the bishop of Win- 
chester's bailiffs of Farnham against William le Parker and Ascelina his 
wife. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Ortfer to attach Simon le Draper, 
Henry de Dernegate, Walter de Valle, William le Lardener, Nicholas le 
lius, Elias Westman, Adam de Northampton [a], Henry Prior, Robert 
Wyard, Roger Dalerun, Peter Seere, John Oharite, Matthias le Parmeter, 
Thomas de Mucheldevere, John de Westbyry, Henry Cobbe, Henry le 
Cordwaner, Master Henry le Oordwaner, Walter Danne, Alexander le 
Parmeter, Godfrey le Mascrer, Walter Dalerun, Adam Pour>ye, and Wiliiam 
le Espicer of Winchester, so that he may have them before the king on 
Thursday after St. Matthew to answer to the community of the city of 
Winchester and the king concerning the trespasses committed by them 
upon the community, as the king learns that they have committed enormous 
trespasses upon the whole community of that city after his peace was 
publicly proclaimed in tbe realm, for which he wills amendment shall be made 
to the community before him. The sheriff is ordered to summon twelve of 
the more discreet citizens to be there then to prosecute their suit against 
the said men concerning the trespasses aforesaid. 

Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by the community of Bruges 
from the king of 34 marks of the arrears of all the debts wherein he was 
indebted to them, or to any one of the country {patria) of Bruges, until 
the time of his coronation. Dated at Wynd[esore], 12 September. 



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1274. 

Sept. 16. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 16. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 19. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 5d — cont. 

To the bailiff of the islands. Order to cause William Porjum of St. 
Heliers, in the island of Geresey, who lately abjured his country for certain 
trespasses charged upon him, to have a verdict, if he have placed himself in 
prison and will put himself upon a verdict of the country, as the king has 
pardoned him the abjuration. 

William Esceymbet of Aureneye, who abjured his country for breaking 
the king's prison and for other trespasses charged upon him, has like letters 
to the siime bailiff. 

To the bailiff of the islands, or to him who supplies his place. Order to 
cause Emma, late the wife of Richard de la Hog, of the island of Gernereye, 
of the parish of St. Andrew, charged with larceny, if she wish to place herself 
upon her neighbourhood upon that charge, to have a verdict of her 
neighbourhood. 

The king has assigned to Margery, late the wife of Guy de Rocheford, 
tenant in chief, the manor of Rocheford, with a marsh pertaining thereto, 
which are extended at 18/. 8s. 10|cZ. ; a moiety of all the arable land of the 
marshes of Fulnes, which land is extended at 13/. Is. Sd. ; a moiety of 
all the pasture of the said marshes, which pasture is. extended at 61. Os. 4d.; 
and so she ought to answer to the heir for 7*. 6d. yearly. The king has 
also assigned to her the advowson of Rocheford church, worth by extent 
10 marks yearly ; and the collation of a moiety of all the tithes of the said 
marches of Fulnes, which are worth 6 marks yearly by extent , and a moiety 
of all wreck of the sea when it happens in the said marshes ; to hold in 
dower of the lands and advowsons that belonged to Guy. R. de Clifford, 
escheator this side Trent, is ordered to deliver to Margery the said lands 
in dower. 

The king has assigned in dower to Nicholaa, late the wife of Roger de 
Wyk[e], who held of the honour of Thony, which belonged to Roger de 
Thony, tenant in chief of the late king, the custody of which honour the late 
kiug granted to Robert de Brus to hold until Roger [de Thony' s] heir should 
come of age, in the manor of Wyk[e] — which belonged to Roger de Wyk[e], 
dispute and which the king caused to be taken into his hands by reason of the 
in the king's court between Godehilda (Godehuda), late Roger's sister, 
and Walter de Wyk[e], Roger's kinsman — the new barn, a dovecote, an 
old cattle-shed standing near the great gate on the south side, and a little 
garden on the east side of the court, the great gate, and the little croft 
without the gate, which are worth 3s. Ad. yearly by extent ; 10 acres of 
arable land in Touleslond, which are worth 5s. yearly, price of an acre 6d. ; 
3 acres of land in Meteforelond, which are worth 12 d. yearly, price of an 
acre Ad. ; in Brembelforelong 2 acres, worth Sd. yearly, price of an acre 
Ad. ; a third of an acre, which acre is worth l^d. yearly; in Potkockes- 
cruche 2 acres of land, worth 4 d. yearly, price of an acre 2d. ; in Swytefor- 
long 2\ acres, worth 6\d. yearly ; in Longelond an acre and a third of half 
an acre, worth 4§ d. yearly, price of an acre Ad, ; in Ludekelond 6 acres, 
worth 2s. yearly, price of an acre Ad. ; in Buttes of the mill, 1 acre, price 
3d. ; in Othull and in Clotemede, 33 J acres, worth 17 s. Sd. yearly, price of 
an acre 6d. ; in Alteiscrofte and in Langelond, 2^ acres, worth S^d. yearly, 
price of an acre 3d. ; in Yldelond, 2 J acres, worth 9§e?. yearly, price of an 
acre Ad. ; of the pasture called 'La Merse' 13s. 2\d> ; from the windmill, 
10s. \0\d. The king has also assigned to her from the tenants of the 
manor, to wit from William Gcdewyn, 1 8c?. yearly ; from William Hervy 
Gd. ; from John de Coluerthe, 5s. from Ralph le Singer, 2s. ; from Alexander 
de Warham, 2s. ; from Andrew Sturmy, 10$. ; from the prior of Tortring- 
ton, 6s. Sd.; from William le Wolf, 7d.; from Henry Prikelove, 4s. ; 
from Juliana Blithild, I2d. ; from Felicia (Felic'), daughter (fiV) of the 
cleik, 13c?.; from Alan Smalbueric, 6s. ; from Richard le Syer, 2s. 6cZ. 



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1274, 



Membrane 5d — cont. 
from Alice la Wydu, 2s. 11|</.; from Richard le Paumer, is. 8 d. ; from 
Nicholas le Dene, 5s. 4d. ; from Roger le Barbur, \Q\d. ; from William le 
Carter, 4s. 8fd. ; from Isabella, daughter of the parson, 2d. ; from Philip le 
Carpenter, l\d. ; from Clarice, relict of Matthew, id. ; from William Blake,. 
2d. ; from Juliana, relict of Scalen', 6d. ; from Martin le fiz le Carter, Sd. ; 
from Senewod' Arundell, od. : to hold in dower of the lands that belonged to 
Koger in the said Martin (sic) de Wyk. J. de London[ia], escheator this 
side Trent, is ordered to deliver to Xicholaa the said lands. 

Roger de Rolling' puts in his place John de Havering in a suit before 
the king between him and Peter de Middelton, William Hildegar, Thomas 
de Beynvill, William le Botiller, William Ros, William Gregoire, and 
Adam de Alcunbyry concerning a trespass committed upon Roger. 



Sept. 22. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 22. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 26. 
Windsor. 



Sept. 20. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 2. 

Windsor. 



Membrane id. 

Hugh de Evere puts in his place John de Catehal, clerk, in a suit before 
the king between him and Roger le Serjaunt of Ellington, John de Heyden,. 
Robert Mareys, Robert Judan, John le Mouner, Hamo de Ellyngton,. 
William son of Koger, Richard le Provost of Heyden, and John le Provost 
of Ellington, concerning' a trespass committed upon Hugh. 

The same Hugh puts in his place the said John in a suit attached before 
the king between him and William de Vescy concerning the manor of 
Cressewell, which Hugh claims to have of the assignment of John de 
Balliolo until it be redeemed according to the form of the dictum of 
Kellingworth. 

Ralph Pypard, who is going to Ireland by the king's licence, hag given 
power in the king's presence to John de Trumpinton and Richard Marty n 
to make attorneys in his place for a year. 

Hubert Cobbe came before the king, on Wednesday before Michaelmas^ 
and sought to replevy to William de Bluntesdon the latter's land in 
Broterebluntesdon, which was taken into the king's hands for William's 
default against Juliana, late the wife of Robert Auhi. 

John de Crauncewyk came before the king, on Wednesday before 
Michaelmas, and sought to replevy to the abbot of Fountains the abbot's 
land in Carlesmor, which was taken into the king's hands for the abbot's 
default against Richard de Bosco. 

Walter de Dunmawe came before the king, on Friday before Michaelmas,, 
and sought to replevy to Reginald de Grey the latter's land in Great 
B[r]ykhull, which was taken into the king's hands for Reginald's default 
against John de Grey. 

Andrew de Valle Torta puts in his place William de Neubury against 
Henry de Ockele, Michael Payn, and Robert le Messer concerning a plea 
of trespass before the king. 

William Attewode came before the king, on Sunday after Michaelmas, 
and sought to replevy to Robert de Bedeford the latter's land in Little 
Paxton, which was taken into the king's hands for Robert's default against 
Alice, late the wife of Roger le Knyt of Little Paxton. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause the Jews to be amoved from the 
town of Bruges without damage to their bodies or things, as, according to 
the custom of the king's Jewry, the king's Jews of England ought not to 
dwell in other cities, boroughs or towns than those wherein they were 
wont to dwell in past times, and certain Jews, as the king learns, have 
entered and dwell in the town of Bruges, where no Jew was wont to dwell 
in past times, 



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131 



1274. 



Oct. 2. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 8. 
The Tower. 



Oct, 12. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 4d — cont. 

Thomas <\e Petresfeld came before the king, on Wednesday after 
Michaelmas, and sought to replevy to Robert son of Robert de Tottenhale, 
the latter's land in Tottenhale, which was taken into the king's hands for 
Robert's default against Hugh de Sancta Cruce and Isolda his wife, Peter 
de Stane and Cristiana his wife, Hugh de Lacy, and Joan his wife. 

Nicholas de Wortham came before the king, on Wednesday after 
Michaelmas, and sought to replevy to Joan de Wortham her land in 
Wortham, which was taken into the king's hands for Joan's default before 
the justices of the Bench against Walter son of Thomas de Wortham. 

To the sheriff of Middlesex. Writ of summons of an eyre to be holden 
at Middlesex (sic) on the octaves of Martinmes before Master Roger de Seyton, 
John de Cobeham, Walter de Hopton and Elias de Bekingham, and others. 

Memorandum, that William de Spauling did homage to the king on 
Wednesday after St. Edward at Westminster. 

Because it is testified that H. bishop of Ely was in the king's service by 
his order on Sunday the octaves of St. John the Baptist last, wherefore he 
could not be present on that day in the suit before the king between the 
queen, the king's mother, and the said bishop, of this that he refused to 
admit a keeper presented by the queen to him to the custody of St. John's 
hospital, Cambridge, the king warrants the said day to the bishop. 

Jordan Bishop came before the king, on Monday after the feast of St. 
Faith, and sought to replevy his land in Little Stibyr[y], which was taken 
into the king's hands for his default before the king against John Assewy. 

Thomas Dupyn acknowledges that he owes to William de Faukham 201. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Devon 
and Somerset. 

Henry de Somer acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of Lesnes 
40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Essex. 

To the bailiff of the island, and to him who supplies his place. Order to 
cause William Sethomes of the island of Sere, who lately abjured his country 
for certain trespasses charged upon him, to have a verdict, if he have pu t 
himself in prison and will put himself on a verdict of his neighbourhood 
concerning the said trespasses, as the king has pardoned him the abjuration. 

To the same. Order to cause Peter Wauter, charged with certain 
larcenies, for which Orengia, his wife, who is likewise charged, abjured 
the country, to have a verdict, if he have put himself in prison and wish to 
place himself upon a verdict of his neighbourhood concerning that charge, 
as the king wills that Peter shall not be aggrieved by reason of his wife'a 
abjuration. 

Wybert de Araz, citizen of London, acknowledges that he owes to 
Matthew de Araz 120 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

The prior of Westacre acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Typetot 
140 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos, Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Thomas de Clare, who is going to Ireland by the king's licence, has given 
power to Nicholas (sic) de Sefrewast and Stephen de Slapton to make 
attorneys in his place until Easter next. 

Richard de Lench 5 acknowledges that he owes to Petronilla, his sister, 
5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in. 
co. Worcester. 

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132 OALENDAB OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



1274. Membrane 4c? — cont. 

Humphrey de Bohun acknowledges that he owes to Boger le Tayllur 
50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Hereford. 

Bobert de Lenn, chaplain, and Boger le Eyr acknowledges that they owe 
to Bobert Burnell 53 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their 
lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk and Cambridge. 

John Wyger, who is going to the islands of Gerneseye and Jeresie, puts 
in his place William de Haldesworth and Bobert Pollard in all pleas, etc., 
for or against him, and gives them power to make attorneys in his place as 
they shall see fit. 

Patrick de Sutheyk, one of the heirs and parceners of the inheritance 
that belonged to Hawisia de Levinton, tenant in chief, puts in his place 
Walter de Twynham to receive his purparty of the inheritance. 

Walter de Twynham, one of the said heirs and parceners, puts in his 
place Eudo de Bello Campo to receive his purparty. 

Membrane 4. — Schedule 1. 
* Partition of the inheritance of Helewysa de Levinton, 

The part falling to Robert de Hampton. 

The chief messuage of Skelton, with garden, worth 6s. yearly ; of the 
demesne lands in the croft of Craglond and Gamelesflat, 40 acres, price of 
an acre 12c?.; in Baxtonesberue and Begate, 10 acres, and Aldeby, 10 
acres, price of an acre 10c?. ; in Horigg 9 acres, price of an acre 10c?. : total, 
7s. 6d. Also of the meadow of Bradenge, 8J acres, price of an acre 15c?.; 
total 10s. 7Jc?. ; also at Dancereslond, 20 acres of land on the south, price 
of an acre 10d.; total, 16s. Sd. William son of Adam holds two bovates of 
land, and renders half a mark yearly, and for boon^works, 10c?.; Bichard 
Lenneban holds two bovates by the same service, and 4 acres for 2s. 
yearly; Beginald de Aleynby holds two bovates by the same service; 
Nicholas Drake holds two bovates by the same service ; Nicholas le Hunte 
holds two bovates by the same service, and an acre for Sd. yearly ; Hugh 
son of Bobert holds two bovates by the same service ; Peter de Boma holds 
a bovate, and renders 40c?. yearly, and for boon- works, 7%d. ; Peter de 
Bosco holds a bovate and renders 40c?. yearly, and for boon-works, 7 \d. ; 
William son of Hugh holds two bovates of land for half a mark yearly, 
and for boon-works, 10c?. : Andrew de Aleynby holds two bovates of land, 
and renders 8s. yearly ; Peter de Bosco holds 5^ acres, and renders 5s. 4c?. ; 
John de Peggedale holds 3 acres, and renders 4s. o^d. ; William son of " 
Moye holds a messuage and 5 acres of land for 4s. 9c?. ; John Mangeherneys 
holds a messuage and an acre of land for 2s. o\d. ; William Draumay holds 
a messuage and 2 acres of land for 2s. b\d* ; Matilda, the widow, holds a 
messuage and \\ acres for 2s. d^d.; Stephen de Grdeslaunde holds a 
cowshed and renders 10s.; also a moiety of the mill with suit thereto, 
extended at 4/. ; [false from the brewhouse, 2s.] : total, 13/. 18s. ad., and 
a third part of the wrod, which is not extended. 

The part falling to Patrick and Roland de Carrik. 

Banulph de Bastentueyt holds 35 acres, and renders 10s.; in Neulond 
towards Hunthanc, of the demesne 40 acres of land, price of an acre 10c?. ; 
total, 33s. 4c?. ; Daunceresland towards the north (umbram), 20 acres, price of 
an acre, 15c?. : total 42s. 8c?. (sic) ; in Sourflat, towards Fourhous, 6 acres, 
price of an acre 10c?. ; total 5s. ; of the meadow in Milneholm, 4 acres, price 
of an acre, 15c?. : total 5s. ; Bobert Tupe holds two bovates of land, and 

' * Endorsement of schedule. f The words "n brackets are cancelled. 



2 EDWARD L 133 



1274. Membrane 4 — Schedule 1 — cont. 

renders yearly half a mark, and for boon- works, 10c/. ; Geoffrey son of 
Robert holds two bovates by the same service ; Reginald son of Patrick 
holds two bovates by the same service, and 4 acres for 2s. 10c/. ; Ralph son 
of Adam holds two bovates by the same service ; Thomas son of Dando 
holds two bovates by the same service, and 5 acres for 2s. 6c/. ; Robert son 
of Dande holds two bovates by the same service ; Robert de Furneys holds a 
bovate for 40c/. and for boon-works, 7\d. ; Henry Foleters holds a bovate 
by the same service; William son of Thomas holds 12 acres, and gives 
8s. lO^d. yearly, the service is worth 4c?. ; John son of Alan holds 20 acres, 
and gives 10s. 4c/. and for the meadow, 2 1 d. ; William son of Matthew 
holds 20 acres by the same service ; Simon son of Roesia ? (Rase) holds 12 
acres, and gives Ss. 4c/. ; Thomas son of William de Hoton holds 7 acres, 
and gives 55. Id,; William de Bereford and Stephen le Messer hold 
o acres, and give 4s.; Eva the widow and William son of Hugh hold a 
cowhouse for one mark ; also a moiety of the mill, which mill is extended 
at 4/. ; also of the brewhouse, 25. ; total, 13/. 18s. Id, A third part of a 
wood, which is not extended. 

The part falling to Walter de Tivynham. 

Unthanc. — Of the meadow under Rigges, 3 acres, and Buveheng, 3 acres 
price of an acre 15c/. ; total 7s. 6d. ; Ranulph holds an acre in the field of 
Katerlen for 12c/. ; Patrick the forester holds 6 acres of land for Qs. lid. ; 
John de Joneby hold 17 acres for lis. 10c/. ; Simon the clerk of Hunthank 
holds 15 acres and gives for all things lis. 5d. ; the same Simon holds a 
messuage and J acres of land, and gives 7s. 4c/. ; Richard de Silva holds 
7 acres and gives 4s. 6c/. ; William Torald holds a messuage and 2 acres 
of land, and renders Ss. 9d. ; also 2 bovates of land, which were wont to 
render half a mark and for boon-works, 10c/. ; also 2 acres, which were 
wont to render 2s. ; Adam son of Alexander holds an acre, and gives 6d. ; 
Emma Fulsum holds a messuage and a rood for |18c/. ; Eda Gateles holds 
a messuage and 4 acres of land, and gives 2s. \l\d. ; William the smith 
holds a messuage and a rood of land for 18c/. ; Gerard the cook holds a 
messuage and an acre, and gives 23 \d. ; Emma Muschet holds a messuage 
and an acre, and gives 2Z\d. ; Eda Birilot holds a messuage and an acre, 
and gives 25. 8\d. ; Hugh Crossan holds a messuage and 1^ acres, and 
gives 2s. 6d. ; Stephen le Messer holds a messuage and a rood, 18c/. ; 
William le Ra holds a messuage with curtilage, and gives 12c/. ; Laurence 
son of Conne holds a messuage for 12c/.; Adam Payfot holds a waste 
plot for 3d. ; Robert Drake holds a messuage and an acre for 2Z\d. ; 
Robert de Furneys and Ealcard hold 4 acres of land and give 2s. ; 
Nicholas Fugart holds 6 acres, and gives 5s. ; also herbage, which gives 
125. 10c/. yearly. 

Stoffeld. — Adam de Hoton holds a cowhouse for 25. ; also at Stoffold, 
26s. 2d.; also at Blundellesfeld, 195. 6d. ; also at Sekergil, 45. ; in the mill 
of Croclyn, two skeps (escherp) of flour, price of the flour, 45. ; The chief 
messuage of Stafford (sic), which is not extended and is well built. 

Botecastre. — John Horn Hodde holds of the demesne 7 acres of land 
and 2 acres of meadow for 9s. ; John, husband of Mabbe, holds 26 acres of 
land and 4 acres of meadow for 2 marks ; John the clerk holds 3 acres for 
25.; Adam the reeve holds a bovate of land for 45.; John son of Adam 
holds a bovate for 6s. ; Hugh holds a bovate for 4s. ; William Wytepping 
holds 6 acres of land for 35. ; David son of Eda holds 5 acres for 45. : 
Eva le Sangstere holds 2 acres for 2s. 7c/.; Robert Mouning holds a 
messuage with curtilage for 12c/. ; Thomas the miller holds a messuage with 
curtilage for 16c/. The mill renders 5 skeps (estf) of flour, price 4s. a 
skep. 



134 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



J274t Membrane 4 — Schedule I — cont. 

Skelton. — Agnes, late the wife of Jordan holds a messuage and renders 
23^c?. ; Banhody holds a messuage and a rood ot land for 21c?.; Michael 
le Fol holds a messuage and \ an acre for 23|c?. ; Seret holds a messuage 
and an acre of land for 2%\d. ; Richard le Cras holds 2^acres for 2s. 9c?. ; 
Peter de Roma holds a bovate of land, and renders yearly 40c?., and for boon- 
works 7^c?. ; John son of Ralph holds 8 acres of land and renders 4s. 5£c?. ; 
Matilda, late the wife of Walter, holds a cottage for 15c?.; Alii Topping 
holds a cottage by the same service ; Robert Dybel holds a cottage by the 
same service ; Adam the smith holds a cottage by the same service ; 
Emmok Drinkale holds a cottage by the same service ; Avice de Skelton 
holds a cottage by the same service ; Richard son of Adam holds a cottage for 
ISc?. ; Richard son of Megge holds a cottage for loc?. ; Thomas deBlacerne 
holds freely and gives 20c?. ; Robert le Wyte holds freely for 20c?. 

Be it known that the advowsons and knights' fees and the dower that 
the wife of Robert de Paveli, who wa3 formerly the wife of Richard de 
Levinton, holds are not divided. 

Membrane 4. — Schedule 2. 

The part falling to Richardson of Richard de Kirkebride, who is under 
age, of the inheritance of Helewisa de Levinton, 

The manor of Levinton with the garden is worth yearly, 7s.; the demesne 
of the arable land, 43 acres, price of an acre 8d. ; total, 28s. 8c?., and it 
shall be of the land nearest adjoining the hall; also the meadow is worth 
yearly, 4s. ; the park of Levinton is worth yearly, 40s. ; the herbage of 
Cringgeldik is worth yearly, £ mark ; Sir Alan de Orreton holds 10 bovates 
of land and gives yearly, 2s. ; Sir Gilbert le Fraunceys gives yearly for 
common of pasture, 2s. ; William Faleavd holds 6 bovates of land, and 
renders yearly lief. ; John son of Ralph, Roger Heremere, and John de 
Temau give yearly for two parts of a carucate of land, 8|c?. ; William 
Falcard holds 6 bovates of land and renders yearly, lid. ; John Banhodi, 
Thomas the miller, and Juliana daughter of Thomas gave 9c?. ; Robert son 
of William Aldeyn holds two parts of half a carucate of land and gives 8s. ; 
Adam son of Robert holds 8 acres and renders 40c/. ; Albert de Hederford 
holds 3 roods and renders 14c?. ; William de Grena holds 1^ acres of meadow 
and renders I5d. ; Adam son of Serle and Richard his brother hold 6 acres 
and render 4s. ; Thomas son of Thomas holds 4 bovates of land and renders 
6s. ; and for autumn boon-works 2s. 2c?., and for 8 hens, 8c?. ; for 80 
€ggs, 2d., and for a plough 2d., and for a harrow (traha) 2d. ; total 9s. 4c?.; 
Adam son of Serle and William his brother hold 4 bovates of land by the 
same service; John son of Edok and William Sperling hold 4 bovates by 
the same service ; William son of Juliana holds 2 bovates for 4s. 8c?., as 
above (prius) for boon-works ; Richard le Bretun holds 2 bovates by the 
same service ; Ralph son of Dykoun holds 2 bovates by the same service. 
Cottars. — Agnes, late the wife of Richard, holds a cottage for 12c?. 
and for boon -works 3c?. ; Agnes late the wife of Gilbert, holds a cottage by 
the same service ; Gilbert son of Gilbert holds a cottage by the same 
service ; from the mill of Levinton, 6 marks 4s. ; Agnes the widow and 
Thomas son of Stephen hold 4 bovates of land and render 9s. 4c?. ; Geoffrey 
son of Agnes holds 2 bovates of land and renders 4s. 8c?. ; Adam son of John 
holds 2 bovates of land by the same service ; Eva, late the wife of John, 
holds 2 bovates by the same service ; Richard de Asteneby holds 2 bovates 
of land by the same service. Also from cornage, 14c?.; Robert son of 
Richard holds 2\ bovates of land, and renders 7s. 9c?. : total 13/. 18s. 5c?. 

This part is assigned to Walter de Corri : 

Robert son of Avicia renders yearly 20c?. ; Walter de Corry holds half a 
carucate of land and renders yearly lc?. ; William de Mora holds a certain 



2 EDWARD I. 135 



1274« Membrane 4d — Schedule 1 — cont. 

land and renders yearly 40s. ; William Bradheye holds \\ acres and renders 
18c7. ; John son of Robert holds 3 roods and renders 6c7. ; John le Knyt 
holds a messuage and 3 acres of land and renders 3s., and for boon-works 
3c/. ; Adam son of John holds a meadow and renders yearly 8d. ; Philip 
sou of Richard holds 1| acres and renders j early 18c?. ; Laurence de Leven- 
holm holds 2 bovates of land and renders 5s. ; William de Burstede holds 
4 borates and renders 10s. 3d. ; Jul[ia], late the wife of William Haldeyn, 
holds 3 bovates and renders 9s. 3c/. ; Adam Durebald holds 2\ bovates and 
renders 8s. 9d. ; Richard son of Henry holds 4 bovates of land and renders 
9s. 4c?. ; William Brunter holds 4 bovates of land and renders 9s. 4c?. ; 
Alberd de Hedevford holds 4 bovates of land by the same service ; Robecoc 
holds 4 bovates by the same service ; William de Brunthayt holds 4 bovates 
by the same service ; Richard son of Serle holds 4 bovates by the same 
service ; Helewysa, late the wife of the smith, a ad Thomas her son, hold 
4 bovates by the same service ; Ralph son of Thomas holds 3 bovates of 
land and gives for all things, 7s. ; a third of the mill is worth yearly 
6 marks 2s. Demesne. — The demesne is worth yearly for 43 acres, price 
of an acre, 8c?., and of meadow, 4\ acres, price 12c?. ; also of the herbage of 
Pettenure, 4s. ; also of the herbage of Keldholm, 2s. 8c/. ; also of the herbage 
of the old meadow, 12c?.; from the brewhouse 6d.; from cornage, 14t/. 
Total: 13?. 18s. 3c?. 

This part ought to be assigned to Patrick de Sutheyc : 
E-obert de Laceles holds freely and renders yearly 4s. ; Alexander 
Freysel holds freely and renders yearly 20c/. ; Richard de Rocheclive holds 
16 acres of land and renders yearly for all things 23s. 4c/. ; William Cokyn 
holds as much land and for the same service ; Richard son of Aidith holds 
as much land and for the same service ; Alberd holds as much land and for 
the same service ; John the reeve holds as much land and for the same 
service ; Richard son of Ralph holds two parts of 16 acres of land 
and renders yearly 15s. 6d. ; Robert de la Ferte gives yearly 7c/. Demesne. 
At Eketon are 39 acres of land and an acre of meadow, which are worth 
yearly 26s. Sd. ; a third of a mill, 6 marks ; from the brewhouse 6c?. ; 
Henry son of Hugh holds 16 acres and renders for all things yearly 
23s. 4c/. 

Membrane 3d. 

_— — . John de Grendon acknowledges that he owes to Petronilla, late the wife 

-— — of Richard son of Henry de Morton, 13 marks; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Stafford. 

William Fer of Bristol acknowledges that he owes to Robert Burnell, 
archdeacon of York, 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in eo. Gloucester. 

Joan, wife of William de Oy veldon, puts in her place William and John 
de Hescecumb to prosecute in the king's court the right that belongs to her 
of the custody of her son, a minor, and to demand her dower in that court. 

Walter de Bech acknowledges that he owes to William de Sancto 
Hermino 31 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

John de Kanc[ia] acknowledges that he owes to John son of John 
75/. 4s. 9c?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Kent and Essex. 

Henry de Monte Forti and Stephen Heym are appointed to take assizes, 
juries and certificates in the following counties : Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, 
Southampton, Dorset, Wilts, Gloucester, Hereford, Salop, Stafford, 
and Worcester. 



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1274* Membrane 3d — cont. 

In like manner Guychard de Charr[un] and William de Northburg are 
appointed in the following counties : Nottingham, Derby, Lancaster, Cum- 
berland, Westmoreland, Northumberland, York, and Lincoln. 

In like manner Geoffrey de Leukenor' and John de Metingham are 
appointed in the following counties : Leicester, Warwick, Rutland, North- 
ampton, Buckingham, Bedford, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Norfolk, Suffolk,. 
Oxford, and Berks. 

In like manner John de Cobeham and Elias de Bekingham are appointed 
in the following counties : Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Hertford, London, 
and Middlesex. 

Nov. 3. To Llewelyn son of Griffin, prince of Wales. Order to come to the king 

Northampton, at Shrewsbury on Sunday after St. Andrew, to do his homage to the king 
and the other things that he ought to do to him. \_Fcedera.~\ 

Alexander Comin, earl of Bochan, and Elizabeth, his wife*, put in their 

place Thomas de Kynros and John de Shef tington until Michaelmas next,. 

with power of making attorneys for them. 

William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, puts in his place John Curteys- 
against Robert de Cheyni concerning a plea of land according to the dictum 
of Kenill[ewurth]. 

John de Hercy of Pyllardeton acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de 
Hengham 22/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Warwick. 

Nov. 12. To the escheator this side Trent. Whereas the treasurer and barons of 

Northampton, the exchequer have taken into the king's hands for divers causes the manor 
of Swyneford, extended at 16/. 18s. 4|J., the manor of Clent, extended at 
8/. Vis. b\d. 9 which are of the king's ancient demesne, and which the king 
assigned to Amabilia, late the wife of Roger de Somery, tenant in chief, to 
hold in dower with certain other lands that belonged to Roger, the king 
orders the escheator to cause other lands to the value of the said manors to 
be assigned to Amabilia from other lands that belonged to Roger in the 
king's hands, where it may be done to the least damage to the king and 
most benefit to Amabilia, in recompense for the said manor. 

Robert de Folevill came before the king, on Monday the eve of St, 
Edmund the king, and sought to replevy his land in Gatesby, which was 
taken into the king's hands for his default against John de Bracebrug. 

Nov. 18. William de Albiniaco came before the king, on Sunday before St. Edmund, 

Fotheiinghay. and sought to replevy his land in Bychefeud, Moleston, La Chambre, and 
Ahcton, which were taken unto the king's hands for his default before the 
king against Matilda, daughter of Gilbert de Bathon[ia]. 

Nov. 2L William son of Hugh came before the king, on Wednesday after St. 
Fotheringhay. Edmund, and sought to replevy his land in Coston, which was taken into 
the king's hands for his default against Roger le Bret. 

William Hulyn of Appelby came before the king, on the same Wednesday, 
and sought to replevy his land in Appelby, which was taken into the king's 
hand's for his default against Roger le Estraunge. 

William de Hanyton has quittance of the common summons in co. 
Middlesex. 



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3 EDWARD I. 



1274. Membrane 25. 

Nov 26. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to examiner 

Kin£s Cliffe. (puretis) all the debts due from Roger de Brom to the king's Jews of 

(Clyve.) England as shall be just and by all means whereby it can be done for the 

king's profit, and to certify the king under the exchequer seal concerning, 

the said debts. 

[Nov. 25. To the same. Order to so .provide, according to the value of the tenement 

Kings Cliffe. of Henry de Hameldon and Is[abella] his wife of co. Rutland, for the 
assignment of such terms for the payment of divers' debts due from them to- 
divers Jews of the realm that they may have reasonable maintenance from 
their tenement and that they may satisfy the Jews for the remainder, as- 
divers and intolerable distraints have been made on them for the said debts 
and the king wills that they shall not be brought to such need for these 
debts that they cannot have maintenance from their lands. 

Because it is testified before the king that Henry and Is[abella] have 
not more than twelve acres of land. 

Roger le Calewer, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Katherine del 
Ker, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to 
bail him. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
Richard son of Roger de Esseby to have respite until fifteen days after the 
Purification for all debts, pains, and interest (usuris) that are exacted from 
him and his pledges by summons of the king's Jewry of the debts of 
Sampson son of Sampson, a Jew of Northampton, and Mossekinus, a Jew 
of Warwick, in order that the king by his council may then cause Richard 
to know his will more fully. 

Hugh de Birlingham, Roger and Michael his brothers, imprisoned at 
Norwich for the death of John de Hadenbam, whereof they are appealed, 
have letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail them. 

Nov. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to call before 
Kings Cliffe. them the king's justices 'appointed for the custody of the Jews, and, after 
hearing in their presence the matter concerning Robert Heyrun, chiro- 
grapherofthe chest of the Jews at London, to cause to be done in this 
behalf what ought of right to be done. If this cannot be done without the 
king's presence, they are to cause Robert to be delivered in bail until the 
king's arrival there, so that the king may then cause to be done in hi& 
presence and in the presence of his councillors what ought of right to be 
done. 

Nov. 25. To the keeper of the park of Weleg. Order to cause Robert de Tipetot 
Kings Cliffe. to have twenty does of the king's gift in that park. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to permit the taverners of 
the city to sell their wines for Ad. a gallon until the king's arrival at the 
next parliament in the city, as wines are dear at Bordeaux and elsewhere in 
Gascony and are sold dearly in those parts, as the king understands for 
certain. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to provide ten lasts of 

« herrings for the king, and to deliver them to Gregory de Rokele to be kept 

until otherwise ordered by the king. 



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1274. Membrane 2 5 —cont. 

Richard de Loges, imprisoned at Neugate for the death of Margery de 
Mymbur[y], has letters to the sheriff of Warwick (sic) to bail him. 

Dec. 3. Nicholas de Lodbrok, imprisoned for the death of Isabella, late the wife 

Kings Cliffe. of Robert de Swyneford, whom he slew in self defence as the king learns 

by inquisition, has letters to the sheriff of Warwick to bail him. 

Henry son of Geoffrey de Sancto Mauro, imprisoned at Warwick for the 
death of John le Graunger, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Warwick to bail him. 

To John de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
partition to be made of the lands that Eleanor de Vallibus, late countess of 
Winchester, held in dower of the inheritance of Roger de Quency, sometime 
«arl of Winchester, formerly her husband, into equal portions in the 
presence of Margaret de Ferar[iis], countess of Derby, eldest daughter and 
co-heiress of Roger, and in the presence of Ellen la Zusche, daughter and 
co-heiress of Roger, and in the presence of Alexander Comyn, earl of 
Bouhan, and of Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and co-heiress of Roger, and 
to cause Margaret and Ellen to have seisin of their purparties according to 
the tenor of a schedule enclosed in the presents, to which schedule they and 
the attorneys of Alexander and Elizabeth consented in the king's court, 
retaining in the king's hands the portion falling to Alexander and Elizabeth 
until they shall come to the king's court in person and do homage to him 
for Elizabeth's purparty, as the king lias taken the homage of Margaret and 
Ellen for their portions, and he has rendered to them their portions, where- 
with they are content, according to the partition made in the king's court 
between them and the attorneys of Alexander and Elizabeth. 

Edmund Crane, Adam Crane, Andrew Crane, Adam Chelmund, Roger 
Potel, William Bissop, Robert de la Hacche, and Robert le Mouner of 
Eramesden, imprisoned at Melton for the death of Robert Cok of Fram- 
lingham, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Suffolk 
to bail them. 

To William Gauger, keeper of the abbey of Glastonbury. Order to 
make extent of the lands and of the bailiwick of the hundred of Whiteleye, 
which belonged to Reginald de Mere, tenant in chief of the abbey of 
Glastonbury, which are in the king's hands by reason of the voidance of the 
abbey, and to cause dower thereof to be assigned to Luke de Hecche and 
Alice his wife, late the wife of the said Reginald. 

Dec. 3. To Philip de Wilgheby, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the king lately 

Kings CHffe. took the homage of Walter de Twynham, Walter de Corry, Robert de 
Hampton, and of the other co-heirs and parceners of the inheritance that 
belonged to Helewisia de Levynton, late the wife of Eustace de Balliol[o], 
for the portions falling to them of the inheritance aforesaid, and rendered to 
them their portions on condition that the lands should be taken into the 
king's hands again if necessary and that the king might exhibit justice to 
everyone claiming right in the same, and he ordered William de Boyvill, 
then escheator beyond Trent, to cause the lands to be divided equally 
between them, and to cause them to have seisin of the portions falling to 
them, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of Eustace's death ; 
and the king now learns from the complaint of certain of the co-heirs and 
parceners that William did not conduct himself well in assigning the 
portions, and they have besought the king to help them in this behalf : the 
king, willing that equal portions shall be assigned to all and singular the 
parceners, orders the escheator to call before him all the co-heirs and 
parceners of the inheritance, and, after taking the lands into the king's hands 
in form aforesaid, and after making an extent of the same, to cause the lands, 



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Dec. 6. 

Geddington. 
(Geytinton.) 



1274. Membrane 25 — cont. 

knights* fees, and advowsons of churches to be equally divided between the 
co-heirs and parceners, and to cause them to have seisin thereof; provided 
that the lands held in chief of the king shall be equally divided between 
them, so that every one of them shall hold in chief, as is the custom in the 
realm. 

To John de London [ia], escheat or this side Trent. Order to cause to be 
restored to brother William de Monasterio Villari, monk and proctor in 
England of the abbot and convent of Jumieges (de Ge?nerico), the lands and 
possessions of the abbot and convent in Heyling, and to restore anything 
that he or his men may have received thence, as William has shown the 
king that whereas he appointed brother John de Bundevill, his fellow-monk, 
his Jate proctor to keep his houses, lands, and possessions in England 
during the pleasure of the abbot and convent, and that they had not at any 
time in the realm a proctor who was not moveable at their pleasure, and that 
neither the king nor his ancestors were wont to have the custody of their 
things and possessions after the death of any of their proctors, the escheator 
has taken into the king's hands the lands, goods and possessions of the 
abbot and convent in Heyling after the said John's death as if John had 
held the lands in chief. 

Dec. 7. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to deliver to the abbot of 

Geddington. Pippewell a messuage in Great A.cle, as the king learns by inquisition taken 
by the sheriff that William le Boncle of Great Acle, who was outlawed for 
felony, held the messuage of the abbot, and that it has been in the king's 
hands for a year and a clay, and that the frankpledge of the township- of 
Great Acle had the king's year and day thereof and ought to answer to 
the king therefor. 

To John de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the 
executors of the will of Master Eichard son of Robert de Aylesbyr[y], 
tenant in chief, to have full administration of all the goods and chattels that 
belonged to Richard (sic) at his death, which the escheator has taken into the 
king's hands by reason of any debts that might be due from Robert to the 
king, upon the executors finding security to render the said debts to the 
exchequer. 

— — Ivo de Lunday, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of Philip de 
Medcumbe, has letters to the sheriff of Devon to bail him. 

William Gunte, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of William Dragun, 
has letters to the sheriff of Devon to bail him. 

Roger de la Lak, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of Robert le 
Hopere, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Devon to 
bail him. 

Richard de Byngham, imprisoned at Notingham for the death of Michael 
de Quatton, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Nottingham 
to bail him. 

Dec, 11. To the mayor and sheriffs of London and the keeper of the gaol of 

Geddington. Neugat[e]. Whereas Peter le Bretun of Sloleyo, Alexander de Noers of 
Honyngham, Philip le Norizun of Warwick, William Schortenal(P) of 
Anesty, Henry Baldewyne of Cestreton, Peter Hervy of Sowe, William 
Messun of Cotisbache, Reginald de Cothishale, Ranulph le Fevre of Sowe 
Thomas de Pype of Cestreton, Hugh de Loges of Sowe, and John de 
Bradewell have mainperned to have Richard de Loges, imprisoned at 
I^ewegate for the death of Margery de Minbur[y], wherewith he is 
charged, before the justices in co. Warwick at the first assize, to stand to 
right if any one wish to speak against him concerning the same, the king 
orders the mayor and sheriff to release Richard. 



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1274. Membrane 25 — cont. 

Dec. 12. To S. bishop of Waterford, brother Luke the Hospitaller, and William 

Geddington. de Middelton, appointed to collect a tallage assessed upon certain Jews of 
the realm. Order to cause to be placed in the chest of the chirographers of 
the king's Jews at London the charters of Richard de Sees whereby he is 
bound to Haginu3 son of Moses (Mossey) and to Aaron Crespyn, the king's 
Jews of London, to be deposited therein for the use of queen Eleanor, the 
king's consort, so that she may do what she wish therewith, as the king 
learns that Haginus and Aaron have granted to the queen all the debts due 
to them from the said Richard by his charters, which charters were taken 
into the king's hands and are in the said collectors' custody by reason of a the 
tallage aforesaid. 

Dec. 15. To the bailiff of the island of G-eunery (sic), or to him who supplies his 

Geddington. place. Order to cause Peter Walter and Mabel his wife, charged with 
certain larcenies for which Mabel abjured her country, to have a verdict of 
their neighbourhood, if they put themselves in the king's prison and will 
place themselves upon the said verdict for good or for evil according to the 
law and custom of those parts, as the king has pardoned them the abjuration 
aforesaid. 

The like in favour of Nicholaa. wife of Thomas le Geresyes, charged with 
larcenies for which she abjured her country. 

— Hugh Ridel, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of Woolnoth 

( Wolnoti) de Kempeston, whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff 

of Northampton to bail him. 

William Saundre of Thornhawe, imprisoned at Northampton for the death 
of Woolnoth de Kempeston, whereof l\e is appealed, has letters to the 
sheriff of Northampton to bail him. 



Dec. lo. 

Geddington. 



Dec. 15. 

Geddington. 



Membrane 24. 

To the justice of Chester and the chamberlain of Chester. Order to pay 
to the abbot and convent of Dernhale 30/. of the king's gift out of the money 
in the king's treasury of Chester, for their maintenance and in order to 
acquit therewith part of their debts. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
the abbot and convent of Stratford to be acquitted of all manner pains and 
usuries (usura's) of all debts due from them to Jews, saving to the Jews 
their principal debts, and to cause this to be enrolled, as the king, at the 
instance of Queen Eleanor, his mother, has pardoned the abbot and convent 
the said pains and usuries, on condition that they satisfy the Jews for the 
principal debt. 

To Thomas de Clare, steward of the Forest between the bridges of 
Oxford and Stanford. Order to cause the king's men of Gaytiuton to have 
eight oaks fit for timber in the forest of Graytinton, in order to repair 
therewith the king's mill there, which is broken down. 

To Roger Lestrange (Extraneo), constable of the castle of the Peak 
(Pecco). Order to cause Roger le Peytevyn, imprisoned in that castle, to 
be taken under safe convoy to Corf, there to be delivered to Elias de Rabayn, 
constable of Corf castle, or to him who supplies his place, whom the king 
has ordered to receive Roger and to cause him to be kept safely in that 
castle until otherwise ordered. 

To John son of Nigel, keeper of the forest of Bernewode. Order to 
take twenty does in his bailiwick, and to cause them to be sent to Wode • 
stok against the king's arrival there, so that they shall be there on 
Christmas eve. 



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1274. 
Dec. 21. 

Silverstone. 



Membrane 24 — conU 



Dec. 22. 

Brackley. 



Dec. 24. 

Woodstock. 



Dec. 24. 

Woodstock. 

Dec. 25. 

Woodstock. 



Dec. 26. 

Woodstock, 



to cause the friars 
forest for their fuel 



Dec. 28. 

Woodstock. 



To the keeper of Salcey (Salceto) forest. Order 
Preachers of Northampton to have five oaks in that 
(focum), of the king's gift. 

To the keeper of the forest of Whittles wode. Order to cause the 
bailiffs of the king's manor of Silveston to have forty oaks in the park of 
Henleye and elsewhere in his bailiwick where it can be done most con- 
veniently, for timber for the repair of the king's pond of Silveston and for 
the houses of the manor. 

To the constable of Notingham castle. Order to permit the prioress and 
nuns of Cateby to take and have daily a cartload of dry wood in the wood 
of Beskewode for fuel, during the king's pleasure. 

Maurice le Botiller, imprisoned at Tvelcestre for the death of Ivo de 
Dunsterr, whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of Somerset to 
bail him. 

William son of Bicher de White well, John his brother, and Walter Davy, 
imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Fraricus de Hakeford, whereof he 
is appealed, hag letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail him. 

Adam Cole, imprisoned at Ivie[l]cestre for the death of Walter Enling, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Somerset to bail him. 

To John de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Peter Corbet, son and heir of Thomas Corbet, to have seisin of the manor 
of Silferton, whereof his father was seised in his demesne as of fee at his 
death, as the king lately took Peter's homage for the lands that his father 
held in chief, and ordered the escheator to cause him to have seisin thereof 
upon his finding security for payment of his relief, and Peter has not yet 
had seisin of the aforesaid manor, as the king learns. 

To Guncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Order to cause the 
king's demesne lands of Chester to be tilled and sown, as shall seem best 
for the king's benefit. 

To the same. Order to cause the houses of Chester castle, which are in 
his custody and which are threatened with ruin, to be repaired where 
necessary without delay. 

To Thomas de Wesham, keeper of the forest of Alrewas, Order to 
cause Master William de Ebor[aco], the king's surgeon (curigico), to have 
two oaks fit for timber with their strappings, (escaetis). 

To Luke de Tany, seneschal of Gascony. Whereas the king lately 
assigned to Queen Eleanor/ his mother, in completion of her dower, 3,000/. 
of Tours yearly of his custom of Bordeaux, as contained in his letters patent 
thereof made to his mother, and 1,000Z. Tournols yearly are still lacking in 
the said assignment, as she asserts, wherefore the king lately ordered the 
seneschal to take with him Master Poncius de Insula or some other discreet 
man of those part?, and, after making an extent and true appraisement of 
the assignment both of lands and of the custom aforesaid, to cause to be 
assigned to her what is lacking of the assignment, and the seneschal has 
not yet made the extent and appraisement, and she has not been satisfied 
for the arrears of the assignment for terms past, as the king learns : th ^ 
king orders the seneschal to take with him the said Master Poncius or soir^ 
other discreet man and to cause the extent and appraisement to be made, and 
to cause what is lacking of the completion of Eleanor's dower according 
to the extent and appraisement to be assigned to her from the cv.stom of 
Bordeaux, according to the tenor of the king's previous order, paying to her 
the said arrears. Et sunt patentes, et sunt dupplicate. 



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1274. Membrane 24 — cone. 

Dec. 27. To S. bishop of Waterford, treasurer of Ireland. Order to cause 

Woodstock. William de Castre, who was lately bringing the sons of Walter de Bui go, 
sometime earl of Ulster, to the king at Wodestok, to be satisfied for his 
reasonable expenses and charges in bringing them to England, from the 
day of their departure from Ireland until Christmas eve following. When 
the king knows what the treasurer has paid to them, he will cause him to 
have a writ of liberate. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to substitute a fitting person 
in the office of the aldermanry of Henry le Waleys, citizen of London, 
certifying the king of his name, as the king is sending Henry to Gascony 
for the expedition of special affairs touching him, so that he cannot now 
attend to the duties of the office of alderman, from which the king has 
absolved him. 

— To the sheriff of Salop. Order to permit Griffin son of Wenonwen and 

his household (familiares) and others for whose good behaviour he shall 

mainpern to dwell in peace in the town of Shrewsbury until otherwise 
ordered. 

Dec. 28. To Guncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Order to cause the 
Woodstock, friars Preachers of Chester to have 40*7. weekly for their maintenance, of 
the king's alms, as they were wont to receive previously by the hands of 
the king's justices of Chester, of the king's especial grace. 

Walter Durreward, Henry Lovecok, Reginald Serle, and Henry le 
Chazur, imprisoned at Hereford for the death of Walter de Shordeford, have 
letters to the sheriff of Hereford to bail them. 

To the bailiff of Wodestok. Order to pay to Richard Mauerdyn, Henry 
Brun, Gilbert Fox, Thomas le Ferur, Adam Podding, and others their 
neighbours of Wodestok, from whom the king took brushwood (buscam) at 
Christmas, 91. 7s. Od. for the brushwood aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause the gaol within Oxford castle 
to be repaired where necessary. 

Jan. 1. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until the quinzaine of 

Itadcot. Easter next the demand upon John de Bigenor[e] for 12/. 18$. 2\d. for 

the time when he was keeper of the king's manor of Luttegarsale. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause Ralph Morin, imprisoned in 
Oxford castle by the sheriff for the suspicion had of him concerning the 
king's gerfalcon that was lately lost, which the king afterwards found, to 
be delivered from prison if he be detained solely for this cause. 

Jan. 1. To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to release to the prior of 

Radcot. Bradenestok the demand upon him for 20 marks for his tenth of his temporal 
goods in the dioceses of Salisbury, Lincoln, Bath and Wells, Worcester, 
and York, and to release any distraint made therefor, as it appears to the 
king by the letters patent of Master Reymund do Nogeriis, deputed to 
collect the tenth, which are in possession of the abbot, that the prior has 
satisfied the king for that sum. 

Jan. 5. To Geoffrey de Gyenvill, justiciary of Ireland. Order to cause Thomas 

Ramsbury. de Moieton and Edmunda his wife, daughter and heiress of John le Botiller, 
tenant in chief of the king in Ireland, or their attorney exhibiting these 
presents to have seisin of the lands falling to Edmunda in Ireland by right 
of inheritance, which Otto de Graunzon lately held in wardship of the king's 
grant, saving the rights of the king and of others, and saving to Otto his 
goods and chattels in the said lands, as Otto lately rendered in person the 



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Jan. 1. 
Badcot. 



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Jan. 9. 
Marlborough. 



Jan. 10. 
Ramsbury. 



Membrane 24 — cont. 
lands into ibe king's hands for the use of Thomas and Edmunda, who is of 
full age. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham and Bedford. Order to deliver to Edmund y 
the king's brother, all the lands of Thomas de Bray, taken into the king's* 
hands by his order, to hold at Edmund's pleasure, as the king, at the instance 
of Edmund, has pardoned Thomas his wrath for a contempt that Thomas- 
committed in not executing the king's order sent to him. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Nicholas de Stapelton, whom 
the "sing has deputed to make inquisitions in certain counties concerning wool 
taken out of the realm contrary to the king's inhibition, 20/. for his 
expenses. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
heirs of Geoffrey Folyot, sometime the king's keeper of the abbey of 
Glastonbury during voidance, and the executors of his will to be acquitted 
of 200 marks, as Geoffrey paid that sum from the issues of the abbey to 
the treasurer of the New Temple, London, for the king's use at the feast 
of St. Margaret last, for the time when he had the said custody, which 
sum was paid into the king's wardrobe. 

To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause Beatrice, the king's sister, consort of John de Brittannia, earl of 
Bichmond, to have twelve oaks in the forest of Whitlewod, of the king's* 
gift. 



Membrane 23. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause three regardors for the forest 

of Selewod to be elected in place of Alexander de Perteworth, Michael de 

Luttleton, and John de Braston, deceased. 

Jan. 13. To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order ta 

Upavon. cause the park of Edmund, earl of Cornwall, of Okham, which he lately 
took into the king's hands in accordance with the king's injunction, to be 
delivered to the ear]. 

To John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause all 
the lands of the prior and canons of Chetwod in Brehull that brother 
John de Wodestok, late prior of Chetwod, holds for his maintenance 
during his life, and which the escheator took into the king's hands without 
reasonable cause, as it is said, to be replevied to the said brother John until 
the quinzaine of Easter next, and to certify the king then of the cause for 
taking them into the king's hands. 

Jan. 17. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 

Clarendon. D. archbishop of Cashel to be acquitted of 50/. of the 100/. in which he 
was amerced before Geoffrey de Gyenvill, justiciary of Ireland, in the 
plea between the master of the military order of the Temple in England 
and the said archbishop concerning the advowson of the church of Balistarna r 
% provided that he find security lor payment of the remaining 50/. to the 

exchequer aforesaid, as the king has pardoned him the said 50/. 

Et sunt dupplicate propter periculum maris, et non tenet 
locum nisi unica. 

To the keeper of the forest of Clarendon. Order to cause the friars- 
minor of Salisbury to have three good oaks in that forest for their fuel, of 
the king's gift. 

Jan. 18. Walter son of Nigel de Borstall, imprisoned at Ailesbur[y] for trespass 

Clarendon, of the forest, wherewith he is charged, has letters to Roger de Clifford,, 
justice of the Forest this side Trent, to bail him. 



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1275. Membrane 23 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause a good and strong rope for the 
king's well (puteum) within the manor of Clarendon to be bought, and to 
cause it to be delivered to John Russel, keeper of the manor, and to 
cause the houses within the manor to be roofed (cooperiri) and repaired 
where necessary. 

To the keeper of the forest of Clarendon. Order to cause the sheriff of 
Wilts to have in that forest timber for eighteen joists (gistas) in the 
chamber of the king's consort within the manor of Clarendon, and for 
shingles (cindulas) to roof the king's houses within the manor. 

Jan. 21. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews, and to brother 

Clarendon. Luke de Hemyngton and William de Middelton, deputed to collect the 
tallage lately assessed upon certain Jews of England. William de Ley burn, 
son and heir of Roger de Ley burn, has shown the king that the said justices 
and Luke and William exact from him 800/. by summons of the exchequer 
of the Jewry by reason of a charter made under the names of his said 
father and of Hagin son of Master Moses (Mossei), a Jew of London, 
which sum he is not bound to pay to the king, as he says, wherefore he is 
prosecuting before the king by writ of Jewry to prove before the aforesaid 
justices that the charter is false and naught according to the custom of 
the Jewry aforesaid: the king therefore orders them to supersede the . 
demand upon William until it be ascertained before the king whether 
William is bound in the said payment by reason of the charter or whether 
the charter is false, according to the consideration of the king's court, to 
do which they are to proceed without delay according to the law of the 
Jewry aforesaid. 

To the keeper of the forest of Clarendon. Order to cause the friars 
Preachers of Wilton to have three oaks in that forest for their fuel, of the 
king's gift. 

William de Hokesham, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of Thomas 
le Brother, whereof he i3 appealed, has letters to the sheriff of Durham to 
bail him. 

Jan. 23. To Joseph de Chancy, the treasurer, and to John de Lovetot and Geoffrey 

Bingwood. de ISTeubaud. Order to enquire cautiously whether any merchant-usurers 
are found in the city of London or elsewhere iu the realm, and to cause 
the bodies and goods and chattels of any such to be arrested and kept 
safely until otherwise ordered, conducting themselves so circumspectly and 
diligently in this matter that the king may commend their diligence, as the 
king lately caused proclamation to be made that all merchant-usurers 
dwelling within the city and realm should quit the realm before a certain 
day now past under pain of grievous forfeiture, and the king learns that 
some of them dwell in the city and elsewhere in the realm contrary to the 
inhibition. 

Jan. 24. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to search 

Beaulieu. the rolls of the exchequer of the king's Jewry, and to certify under the 
seal of that exchequer in what debts William de Apeldresfeld is bound by 
his charters or otherwise in the Jewry to the king or to his Jews. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to respite until three weeks from 
the Purification next the demand upon William de Apeldresfeld by summons 
of the exchequer of the Jewry for debts to the king or to any Jews. 

Jan. 25. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Like order to 

Beaulieu. respite until the said time the demand for the aforesaid William's debts. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Ralph 
Dunjon, parson of the church of Wyginkeneston, to be acquitted of 100s. 



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Jan. 27. 
Beaulieu. 



Jan. 30. 

Wherwell. 



Membrane 23 — cont. 

in which he was amerced before the late king's justices last in eyre in co. 
Leicester for harbouring [felons], as the king has pardoned him this sum. 

Nicholas Gobydn, John Pridias, Robert de Sulthorn, and Matilda his 
wife, Robert de Worthehale, Ralph son of Mary, Walter le Bere, John la 
Person, William le Provost, and Alice Pylecruste, imprisoned at Ivelcestre 
for the death of John le Messer, wherewith they are charged, have letters 
to the sheriff of Somerset to bail them. 

Thomas son of Simon de Thundersle, imprisoned at Neugate for the 
death of Thomas de Wodeham, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Essex to bail him. 

Vincent de Chelsen of Hycch', imprisoned at Hertford for the death of 
Robert Engleys, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Hertford to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 2001. 
exacted from Thomas son of William de Dene of Ireland by summons of 
the exchequer for the debts due from his father at his death to be allowed 
to Thomas in the sum of money lent by his father to the king, receiving 
from him his letters patent of acquittance for 200/., and to cause this to be 
so done and enrolled, as the king is" indebted to Thomas in a great sum 
of money for loans from his father, for which he wishes to satisfy Thomas 
in part. 

To the keeper of the town of Southampton. Order to pay to Simon, the 
chaplain celebrating divine service in the king's chapel at Southampton, who 
takes yearly 50*. for his stipend, his stipend from Midsummer last until 
Easter next. 

To Bogo de Knovill, sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Order to cause Roger 
de Cliff [ord] to have twenty bream with roe (breimas matrices) in the king's 
fishpond of Strettonedale, of the king's gift. 

Thomas de Ardern and John le Caretter, imprisoned at Shyreburn for 
the death of John le Messer, wherewith they are charged, have letters to 
the sheriff of Dorset to bail them. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to desist from the demand made upon 
the bailiffs and other men of the city of Hereford for the escape of an 
unknown thief from the custody of certain men of that city until fifteen 
days from Easter, upon the bailiffs finding him security to satisfy the king 
at that day for the escape in case they be convicted before the king 
for the escape. The sheriff is ordered to certify the king then of the 
manner and full certainty of the escape. 

To the takers of the king's wines at Southampton. Order to cause the abbot 
and convent of King's Beaulieu to have three tuns of wine for the celebration 
of divine service in their church for three years, to wit two tuns for the first 
and second years of the king's reign, and a third one for the present year, 
until the king shall cause it to be ordained otherwise concerning the yearly 
tun of wine that they claim to have by the charter of Henry III. 

To John de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to make an 
extent of the lands that belonged to Henry de Longo [Campo], tenant in 
chief, and to cause dower to be assigned to Sibyl, late the wife of the said 
Henry, as she has taken, oath before the king not to marry without his 
licence. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest 
uf Bocholte to be elected in place of William Galrugge, deceased. 

John Knit, imprisoned at Shrewsbury for the death of Herbert his son> 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Salop to bail him. 



u 96998. 



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1275. 



Jan. 29, 
Romsey. 



Jan. 31. 
Overton. 



Feb. 2. 
Caversham. 



Feb. 3. 
Caversham. 



Feb. 3. 

Caversham, 



Membrane 23 — -cont. 

Elias Engavne and Walter Grryt, imprisoned at Neugate for the death of 
Henry le Clerc of Stratford, have letters to the sheriff of Buckingham to 
bail them. 

To the keeper of the gaol of Neugate. Order to deliver William de 
Morton, imprisoned in Newegate for the death of John de Billeshawe and 
William his brother, slain at Shefold* (sic), co. York, from prison on the 
following mainprise, as Ralph de Eggleshale, Robert de Munteny, Elias de 
Midhope, Adam de Bosco of Shelfeld (sic), Reginald le Clerk of Shefeld, 
Henry de Thorn of Bradefeld, John de Whititeleye (sic) in Westmundhalegh, 
Ralph de Whittelege, Robert le Rus of Anesacre, William de Thorn in 
Westmundhalgh, and John de Deneby of co. York have mainperned before 
the sheriff of York to have the said William before the justices at the first 
assize if anyone wish to speak against him in this behalf, as the sheriff has 
signified to the king. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Almaric 
de Sancto Amando to be acquitted of five marks, in which he was amerced 
before the justices last in eyre in co. Berks for the common summons [of 
the eyre], as the king has pardoned him the said sum. 

To Roger de Cliff[ord], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the prior and convent of Motefonte to have four oaks fit for timber in 
the wood of Melchet, which is within the forest of Clarendon, for the works 
of their church of Motefonte, of the king's gift. 

William de Pateneye, imprisoned at Ivelcestre for trespass of the Forest, 
has letters to R. de Clyfford, justice of the Forest, to bail him. 

Bartholomew de Corston, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Odo de 
Smaleberg, whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to 
bail him. 

To John de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to permit 
Robert de Typetot to take ten does in the park of Neuport, which is in the 
king's hands by reason of the death of Roger de Somery, tenant in chief, as 
the king has enjoined Robert to take ten does therein for the king's use. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to respite until otherwise ordered the 
demand upon the abbot and convent of Cumbermere, of the Cistercian 
order, for the twentieth touching them and their villeins. 

The like to the sheriff of Derby. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause Robert de Typetot, 
constable of Notingham castle, to have 10/. to repair therewith the mills of 
the castle. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 
account of Peter de Monte Forti, son of Peter de Monte Forti, of the debts 
of his father, in accordance with the late king's letters to audit the account 
of the said debts to be rendered in the said king's wardrobe, and to cause 
due allowance to be made to Peter according to the custom of the 
exchequer, as Peter is going on pilgrimage to Santiago by the king's 
licence. 

To brother Joseph de Cancy, the treasurer. Order to deliver to S. bishop 
of Waterford two dies (cuneos) of the king's money, to be taken with him 
into Ireland to make therewith the king's money there. 



Membrane 22. 

Feb. 3. To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 

Caversham. elected in place of John de Albemarle, as the king understands that John is 



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1275. Membrane 22 — cont. 

insufficient to do what pertains to the office by reason of the weakness of 
his body. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive from 
Robert de Stutevill, son of John de Stutcvill, his letters of quit-claim of his 
whole fee of fifty marks that he receives at the exchequer yearly by the 
late king's grant, and for the arrears of the same, and to cause him to be 
acquitted of a moiety of his relief of 100Z. and to cause him to have respite 
for the other moiety until the quinzaine of Easter next, as he has remitted 
and quit-claimed to the king the fee and arrears and has restored to him 
the late king's letters patent made concerning the fee, and the king, in 
consideration thereof, has pardoned him a moiety of his relief and has 
respited the other moiety as above. 

Vacated, because otherwise below, 

Feb. 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to search the 

€aversha*n, rolls of the exchequer, and to certify the king what and how much was 
allowed to the sheriffs, constables of Rochester castle, for the custody of the 
castle within forty years before the disturbance in the realm, and also what 
and how much was allowed to the constables of the castle after the dis- 
turbance, and how much should be allowed of right to Simon de Creye, 
late constable of the castle, for the custody for the time when he had the 
custody, and to desist in the meantime from the distraint upon Simon for 
the money exacted from him for ward (vareV) of the castle, and to cause to 
be delivered to him his goods (averia) taken for this reason, as the king 
wishes to be certified before the quinzaine of Easter next concerning the 
allowances made before and after the disturbance in the realm. 

To Philip de Wylegheby, escheator beyond Trent. The executors of the 
will of John de Burgo, the elder, have shown the king that whereas he has 
many times ordered the escheator to cause them to have full administration 
of all the goods of the deceased for the execution of his will, the escheator 
has hitherto done nothing for them in execution of the order, pretend- 
ing that the king needs the corn that belonged to John to sow his 
lands therewith : as the king wills that none of the corn shall be taken 
except for a certain and reasonable price to sow the said lands, and that the 
executors shall be satisfied for that price, he orders the escheator to receive 
sufficient corn from the said corn to sow the said lands, and to satisfy the 
executors for the price of the corn so taken, and to cause the executors 
to have free administration of the remaining corn and of the other goods 
of the deceased, in accordance with the previous order. 

Feb. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to satisfy the 

Caversham. monks of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, for die 10/. yearly that they 
were wont to receive from the issues of the hundred of Middelton of 
established alms, for the time when John de Burgo, the elder, had the 
hundred, so that his executors shall be saved harmless against the monks, 
as it was lately agreed between the king and John that John should receive 
the said 10/. yearly for life, and that the king should acquit him thereof 
against the monks, and the monks are impleading the executors before the 
treasurer and barons, exacting from them the said money. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to respite until Midsummer next the 
distrain! upon Edmund, earl of Cornwall, for the twentieth of his demesnes 
in that county. 

The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. 

To John de Londfonia], escheator this side Trent. Order to assign 
dower to Margaret, late the wife of Hubert Hoese, tenant in chief, upon 
her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

k 2 



H8 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. Membrane 22 — cont. 

To the same. Order to cause to be delivered to the attorneys of Queer* 
Eleanor, the king's consort, the oxen, cattle (averia), and other goods in? 
the manors of Badmundefeld, Aston Caucelin, and Berewyk, as the king, 
has granted the said manors to her with the oxen, cattle, and other goods- 
in them. 

Reginald son of Richard Grace of Hatton, imprisoned at Bruges for the 
death of Adam son of Simon de la Cote, wherewith he is charged, has 
letters to the sheriff of Salop to bail him. 

To Geoffrey de Gyenvill, justiciary of Ireland. It is shown to the king, 
on behalf of William son of Warin that Hugh de Fraxino, the justiciary's 
clerk, who is of the kinship and affinity of Hugh de Maundevill, — who was 
against the king and his peace with his enemies and rebels of those parts,, 
raising war to the best of his power, as the justiciary wrote to the king at 
another time — carried off and still detains certain horses that William had 
taken from Hugh and his accomplices at the time of the war n foresaid from 
William's men when William was staying in England by the king's side, 
concerning which horses the justiciary has certified the king amongst other 
articles seut to him by William de Chastre by the justiciary, which horses 
William avowed to be his when he was spoken to concerning this matter 
before the king's council, because he took them as from the king's enemies- 
and rebels, accordiug to the custom of those parts : as it is not consonant 
with equity and it is not the custom of those parts, as the king believes,, 
that William or any one else should be despoiled without a judgment of 
goods that he avows to be his own whilst he has possession of them, the 
king orders the justiciary to cause the said horses and other goods thus taken 
to be restored to William, to have until fuller certainty concerning the 
premises be had by certain inquisitors whom the king will send shortly to 
those parts for this reason and for other causes. 

To Adam de Winton[ia], keeper of the town of Southampton. Order 
to pay to the. taker of the king's wines at Southampton 60s. for three tuns 
cf wine of the right prise that the king lately ordered to be delivered by 
him to the abbot of King's Beaulieu for a yearly tun of wine for three 
years, to wit for the first, second, and third years of the reign, which they 
claim to have by the charter of Henry III. and which he granted to them 
upon this occasion of his special grace. 

Feb. 5. To Gregory de Rokesle and Poncius de Mora, takers of the king's* 

Caversham. wines throughout England, " Order to cause John de Bikenor[e] to have 
one tun of wine of the right prise, of the king's gift. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 
Warenna, earl of Surrey, to be acquitted of the 350 marks that he ought 
to have paid to the late king at Michaelmas, in the 55th year of his reign,, 
for the fine made by him for a trespass committed by him in Westminster 
Hall upon Alan la Zuche and Roger Lis son, in accordance with the late 
king's letters patent pardoning him the /said sum, which letters the king 
has inspected, receiving the said letters from the earl. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Walter do Hopton, 
one of the justices assigned to hold pleas before the king, 10 marks for 
his expenses on this occasion, of the king's special grace. 

To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to pay to certain of the king's men of 
Guldeford whose houses were burned when [the king] was last there (quorum 
domas quando ultimo fuit ibidem combuste fuerunt) 10 marks for their 
damages in order to rebuild their houses, of the king's gift ; provided that 
this sum shall be divided equally amongst them having respect to the 
damages that each of them sustained. 



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1275. 



Feb. 7. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 9. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 11. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 22 — com. 

To the keeper of the forest of Pember. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo 
Mari to have four does in that forest, of the king's gift. 

To John de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Dinnisia, late the wife of Richard Maloysel, tenant 
in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to so 
provide, according to the value of the tenement of Robert de Scorig of co. 
Devon, for the assignment of such terms for the payment of divers debts 
due from him to Ancerna, late the wife of Samuel son of Moses (Mossei), 
a Jew of Exeter, that he may have reasonable maintenance from his tene- 
ment, and that he may satisfy the said Jewess for the remainder, as divers 
and intolerable distraints are made upon him for the said debts and the 
king wills that he shall not be brought to such need for these debts that 
he cannot have maintenance from his lands. 

To the keeper of the town of Southampton. Ordei to buy a tun of wine 
in that town for the king's use, and to cause the abbot of King's Beaulieu 
to have it in recompence for the tun that he received from the keeper at 
Beaulieu for the expenses of the king's household when the king was last 
there. Testified by Hugh son of Otto, the king's steward. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert de 
Stotevill, son of John de Stotevill, to be acquitted of 25/. of his relief of 50/. 
and to cause him to have respite for the remainder until the quinzaine of 
Easter next, and to cause this to be so done and enrolled, as the king has 
pardoned him the said 251. and respited payment of the remainder in 
recompence for the release and quit -claim made to him by Robert of the 
yearly fee of 50 marks that he was wont to receive at the exchequer by the 
late king's letters patent, which he has restored to the king, together with 
all the arrears of the fee. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause Elias Engayne 
and Walter Grike to be delivered from Neugate prison, wherein they are 
detained for the death of Henry le Clerc of Stonistratford, lately slain in 
co. Buckingham, wherewith Elias is charged out of hatred, as the king 
learns, upon the mainprise of Nicholas Engayne, Martin le Clerc of 
Neuport, Henry de Lovente, William le Lou, William Gerdel of Neuport, 
Walter le Seler, William son of Ralph Carbonel, Richard Cryps of Stoni- 
stratford, John Waryn of Neuport, William "Bissop, Walter le Fullere, and 
Adam le Mareschal of co, Buckingham, who have mainperned to have Elias 
before the justices at the first assize in co. Buckingham to stand to right if 
any one will speak against him in this behalf, and of Humphrey son of Ralph 
de Neuport, John Te Marchant, Richard Minchun, Henry Gricke, Hugh 
le Brazer, Walter Russel, James le Clerc of Pikeford, Michael le Mazecref, 
Ralph Grys, Richard Terry, Thomas Burgeis, and Ralph de Husseburn, of 
the aforesaid county, who have mainperned in like manner for Walter. 



Membrane 21. 

Feb. 12. William Hubert, imprisoned at Cambridge for the death of Walter 

Windsor. Wermund, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Cambridge 
to bail him. 

William de la Chapelle, imprisoned at York for the death of John de 

• Haxeby, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail 

him. 

Roger son of Nicholas de Cqnedevere, imprisoned at Shrewsbury for the 
death of Engelard de Buchelers, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Salop to bail him. 



150 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. 

Feb. 10. 

Windsor. 



Feb. 15. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 16. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 17. 

Windsor. 



Feb. 17. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order, at the instance of 
Queen Eleanor, the king's mother, to cause Master Elias son of Moses 
{Mossey), the king's Jew of London, to be acquitted of 350 marks for his 
portion of the tallage assessed upon the community of the king's Jews by 
the king's order in the second vear of his reign, as the said queen is indebted 
to Elias in the like sura, and she has granted that she will pay it at the 
exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas next for the said Jew. 

To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to take Roger le Provost of Swaffam 
and Robert Yun[ge]huseband without delay, and to cause them to be taken 
1o Windesore, to be delivered to prison there, as the king learns from the 
testimony of Roger de Wanton and William de Steynton, deputed by him to 
hold pleas and assizes of his market in England, that whereas they lately 
went to the town of Swaffam to exercise their office there, and the town- 
ship made fine in 40s. for the king's use for certain trespasses contrary to 
the assizes of the king's market committed by the men of that town, the said 
Roger le Provost and Robert Yungehoseband arrested them and kept them 
under arrest until they restored to them the said 40s. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
Richard son of Roger de Essheby and James his brother, his pledge, to 
have respite until fifteen days from Easter for all debts, pains, and usuries 
exacted from Richard and his pledges by summons of the king's Jewry for 
the use of Sansekinus, a Jew of Northampton, and of Mossekinus, a Jew of 
Warwick, as the king has granted to them this respite in order that the 
king may then cause his will herein to be made known more fully by his 
council to Richard. 

John Tywy, John son of Hamo of Little Dunham, and William son of 
Reiner de Dunham, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Ralph de Fyne- 
berge, whereof they are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to 
bail them. 

Peter son of William le Bole of Radeclyve, imprisoned at York for the 
death of John son of William de Radeclyve, whereof he is appealed, has 
letters to the sheriff of York to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the 
abbot of Si. Peter's, Gloucester, 20 marks in the debts due from him to the 
exchequer for the time when he had the custody of the barton (baronie) of 
Gloucester, as the late king granted to the abbot for a fine of 40 marks the 
barton (bertonairi) of Gloucester to be kept for ten years, and the said king, 
to avoid damages, revoked the barton to his hands within the said term, so 
that the term of live years of the custody was lacking to the abbot, wherefore 
the said king remitted 20 marks of the aforesaid fine to the abbot, as 
appears by his writs directed to the abbot and restored to the king. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to deliver Ralph son of Nicholas de 
Acton, imprisoned at Lancaster for the death of William son of Swayn, 
wherewith he is charged, in bail to twelve mainpernors, who shall mainpern 
to have him before the justices at the first assize in those parts to stand to 
right if any one wish to speak against him in this behalf, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the sheriff that Ralph slew William in self-defence 
and not of felony and malice aforethought. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
William son of Warin to have respite until the octaves of Easter next for 
all debts due from him by his charters to Jacob de Oxonpa], a Jew of 
London, as the king has granted to him this respite of his special favour. 



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1275. Membrane 2 J — cont. 

Feb. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until the 

Windsor, quinzaine of Michaelmas next the demand upon Peter de Monte Forti for the 

debts due to the exchequer, both the debts of his father and his own debts. 

Feb. 10. To the same. Whereas the late king granted to Eleanor, the king's 

Windsor. consort, all the debt that Richard de Ernham owed to certain Jews of 
England, and the queen granted the lands of Richard in her hands by 
reason of the debt aforesaid to William le Taiiiur, her yeoman, to hold 
until he should he satisfied for the debt aforesaid according to the law and 
custom of the Jewry, and the ransom of the said lands pertained to the late 
king, by reason of the trespasses committed by Richard at the time of the 
disturbance in the realm, for two years according to the form of the Dictum of 
Kenill[eworth], as the late king was given to understand by Nicholas son 
of Martin and his fellows, then appointed to hear and determine in co. 
Southampton pleas of lands given by reason of the disturbance aforesaid, 
whereupon the late king, at the instance of the said Eleanor, granted to 
William that he should have the ransom of the lands in form aforesaid in case 
the lands should be rendered to Richard's heirs, as contained in the said 
king's letters patent, which William has : the king orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause William to be acquitted of ten marks, which are exacted from 
him by summons of the exchequer for the ransom of the lands aforesaid* 

Feb. 19. To the same. Whereas Roger Bertram of Mitford granted by his 

Windsor. charter to Adam de Gresemuth the town of Benrug and a toft and an acre 
of land in Mitford, together with the advowson of the church of Mitford, 
and the late king confirmed the grant, and Roger was indebted to divers 
Jews for many debts, and the late king granted to Adam, for his laudable 
service to the late king and to the present king, that Adam and his heirs 
should not be bound by reason of the lands aforesaid to the said' king or his 
heirs or to the Jews aforesaid in any of the debts aforesaid, and that dis- 
traints should not be made in the lands for those debts by order of the said 
king or his justices appointed for the custody of the Jews, but that as to the 
portion of the lands aforesaid they should be quit of the debts aforesaid, 
saving to the said king and his heirs or to the Jews their recovery, if need 
be, of the said debts in other lands of the said Roger, and Adam afterwards 
granted the said town and the park of Wythinley by his charter to Ralph 
de Cotun, as fully and quietly as Adam held them : the king, not wishing 
to aggrieve Ralph contrary to the grant and confirmation to Adam of the 
late king, orders the treasurer and barons not to permit Ralph to be dis- 
trained in the said tenements for any of the debts aforesaid contrary to the 
late king's grant and confirmation aforesaid. 

Feb. 20. To the barons of the exchequer. Whereas it was found by inquisition 

Windsor. that the late king caused to be taken by them that Robert de Nevill, 
sometime sheriff of York, was hindered by John de Eyvill, Robert de 
Veteri Ponte, John de Vescy, William Marmyun, Adam de Novo Mercato,, 
Baldwin Wake, Robert de Wilgheby, Robert de Wolrington, Richard de 
Sees, and other the late king's rebels from exercising his office and from 
holding the aforesaid county from Michaelmas, 48 Henry III., until 
the battle of Lewes, when * William de Boscehale was made sheriff of 
York by Simon de Monte Forti, sometime earl of Leicester, so that Robert 
in the meantime received nothing from the issues of that county, with the 
exception of 10s. of the wapentake-fine of Westridyng' and 3s. 4:d. from 
a man of Flaxton in order that he should be under plevin, and that John de 
Luvetot, -Robert de Lond[onia], John Drury, Jordan de Horington, and 
Adam de Eyvill received the issues of the county in the meantime by 
precept of the said John de Eyvill, and answered to the said John therefor : 
*the king orders the barons to make to Robert the quittance that the late 



* The order -clause is written on erasures. 



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3 275. 



Feb. 17. 



Feb. 20. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 18. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 20. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 21. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 
king ordered to be made to him in this matter by his writ in the barons' 
hands at the exchequer, according to the tenor of the said writ. 

To the sheriff of Kent, etc. Order to deliver Thomas de Shorham, Roger 
Series, Jordan de Woldingesword, Thomas Arnold, Thomas de Aldinton, 
William Redwyne, John Reyner, Walter the tailor (cissorem), Simon 
Skarlet, Robert Madekyn, William Stachel, Hamo le Barber, William 
Huppe, and Thomas Levyngh, tenants of R. archbishop of Canterbury within 
the port of Hethe, who lately submitted themselves to the king's prison at 
Canterbury by reason of the death of Richard Begholtt, whereof they were 
appealed in that county [court], into the custody of the archbishop's bailiffs, 
so that he may keep them as has been usual hitherto until what ought to 
be done with them according to the law and custom of the realm have been 
done, as it. is testified before the king by S. de Penecestre, keeper of the 
Cinque Ports, and by other trustworthy men that the archbishop ought to 
have, and his predecessors were wont to have, the custody of prisoners his 
tenants whatsoever, whether or not they be tenants within the liberty of 
the Cinque Ports, until what ought to be done with them have been done. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order not to proceed to the promulgation 
of outlawry of the prisoners in Peterborough prison for the death of 
Wolnoth ( Wolnoti) de Kempeston before the quinzaine of Easter next, so 
that the king may then cause to be done what ought of right to "be done, as 
the abbot of Peterborough claims to have this liberty that prisoners detained 
in Peterborough prison for any trespasses whatsoever ought to be adjudged 
there and not elsewhere, and have hitherto been wont to be there adjudged, 
and the king wishes to be certified more fully concerning this. 

To John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Nicholas de la Huese to have again seisin of the manor of Rowendon, as he 
had before the escheator took the manor into the king's hands, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas was enfeoffed of 
the manor by Henry de Seymor and had seisin thereof before he [Henry ?] 
was charged with the death of a man whom he was said to have slain in co. 
Warwick. 

William son of William le Fevere, imprisoned^ at Lincoln for the death 
of Richard de Hibaldestowe, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Lincoln to bail him. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of tha Jews. Order to cause 
the master and brethren of God's House, Dover, to have the following terms 
for payment of a debt of 30/. that they owe to the king of the debt of Henry 
de Veer, and to cause this to be so done and enrolled, as the king has 
granted that they shall pay 10/. yearly until the said 30/. be fully paid. 

To the same. Whereas Haginus son of Master Moses, a Jew of London, 
lately granted to the king by his star all debts in which John de Berners 
was bound to him by his charter, and the king afterwards granted to 
Robert de Type tot all the said debts, and the late king confirmed the said 
grant, and acquitted Robert and the said John of the debts, pains, and 
usuries thereof, and certain charters of the said debts in John's name have 
now been found in the treasury of the king's Jewry, which ought of right 
to be restored to Robert in accordance with the said grant : the king therefore 
orders the justices to restore the said charters to Robert, and to desist from 
the distraints that they are making in John's lands for the said debts, and 
to cause John to be acquitted of the debts. 

To the sheriff of Derby. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
elected in place of Robert de Herthull, who is incapacitated by illness and 
infirmity. 



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1275. 



Feb. 20. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 21 — cont. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to respite until Midsummer next 
the demand upon Edmund, earl of Cornwall, by summons of the exchequer 
for a twentieth of his demesnes of Stan den, which belonged to Richard, 
king of Almain, his father. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
William le Povere and Michael de Hispannia, yeoman of R. bishop of 
Coventry and Lichfield, to be acquitted of all debts, arrears, fees, pains, and 
usuries that could be exacted from them in their lands, houses and rents by 
reason of the debts of Jacob de Oxon[ia], a Jew, or by reason of the king's 
Jewry, and to restore to them any charters thereof that may be found in 
the chest ot the chirographers, as the late king, at the bishop's instance, 
pardoned William and Michael the said debts, etc. 



Feb. 22. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 23. 
Windsor. 



Feb. 24. 
Windsor. 



3IEMBRANE 20. 

To brother Luke de Hemington and William de Middelton, appointed to 
levy the tallage assessed upon certain Jews of England. Order to permit 
Benedict (Bcnettits) son of Cok, a Jew of London, to have the following terms 
for payment of the arrears of the tallage last assessed upon him, and not to 
distrain him by his body therefor, as the king has granted to him that he 
shall pay a moiety thereof at the quinzaine of Easter next and the other 
moiety at the quinzaine of Midsummer, on condition that if he fail wholly 
or partly in the payment his houses, goods, and chattels and all his debts 
shall be forfeited to the king. It is provided that charters in the treasury 
of the said Jew's more clear debts to the sum of the arrears aforesaid shall 
be delivered to him in order to levy the said arrears in the meantime for the 
king's use at the discretion of Luke and William, and that all other charters 
of his debts in the treasury shall be detained there in the meantime so that 
they may remain to the king after the said quinzaine or be restored to the 
said Jew as the king shall cause to be ordained by his council. 

Nicholas Parys, imprisoned at Ivelcestre for the death of Walter Horshon, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Somerset to bail him. 

Roger son of Sibyl de Avenebur[y], Hugh le Goys, William Deure, 
William le Chircheman, Reginald del Frene, Hugh le Fox, Robert de la 
Bar we, William de la Barwe, William le Paumer, Richard le Palefreyur, 
John son of Pain, and William le Porcher, imprisoned at Hereford for the 
death of Walter de Surdeford, wherewith they are charged, have letters to 
the sheriff of Hereford to bail them. 

To the constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to Thomas de 
Bistellesham and Henry de Wautham, the king's chaplains celebrating 
divine service in the chapel of the castle, each of whom takes 50$. a year 
for their stipends, the arrears of their stipends from Michaelmas last, and 
to pay them their stipends for so long as they shall celebrate there or until 
otherwise ordered. 

To brother Luke de Hemyngton and William de Middelton, appointed to 
levy the tallage lately assessed upon certain Jews of England. Order, at 
the instance of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, to cause 
the remainder of the tallage assessed upon Moses de Clare, a Jew of 
Sudbur[y], to be levied for the king's use as they shall see fit from the 
more clear debts of Moses in the treasury, if Moses satisfy the king for 
part of the tallage, and not to distrain Moses by his body in this behalf 
until otherwise ordered. 

To J. de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver all 
the lands that Emma, late the wife of John Peyvere, held in dower of the 



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inheritance that belonged to the said John, which the cscheator lately look 
into the king's hands for certain reasons , to bo delivered to the king's sister 
Beatrice, consort of John de Brit[annia], earl of Richmond, to hold until 
three weeks from Easter next, so that he shall then cause them to be taken 
into the king's hands and that what the king shall then cause to be provided 
by his council may then be done to every one claiming right in the same. 

Thomas son of Simon de Thunthersle, imprisoned at Neugate for the 
death of Thomas de Wodefcam, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Essex to bail him. 

Feb. 26. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the justices 

Windsor, appointed for the custody of the Jews. Whereas Master Laurence de 
Sancto Martino bought, before he was elected bishop of Rochester, from 
Walter son of Robert de Horkeleye the manor of Little Fordham, co. Essex, 
which was pledged (vadium) to Abraham son of Aaron, a Jew, by reason 
of the debt that Walter owed by his charters to the said Jew, and the late 
king attermined the said debt to be paid to his exchequer yearly, and the 
treasurer and barons and justices aforesaid caused the bishop's goods and 
chattels in the manors of the bishopric to be arrested at the bishop's death 
by reason of the debt aforesaid and compelled the executors of his will by 
distraints to pay a sum of money to the king from the goods of the bishopric, 
whereby the execution of the will is hindered to the peril of the deceased's 
soul : the king orders them to cause the executors to have full and free 
administration of the bishop's goods and chattels in the manors of the 
bishopric, and to restore to them the money paid by the said distraints, if 
the bishop observed his terms for payment of the aforesaid debt. If he did 
not so observe the term, they are ordered to retain as much as waain arrear 
of the said terms not observed out of the aforesaid money or to cause it to be 
levied from the goods and chattels thus arrested by them, and to look to the 
heirs of the bishop holding the said manor for the remainder of the debt 
in arrear to the king after the bishop's death and in future, so that the 
manor shall remain charged therewith and the executors shall not be 
aggrieved henceforth by reason of the said debt. 

To Geoffrey de G-y en vill, justiciary of Ireland. Order to deliver to Hugh 
de ITuton the ward of S truth er, which Walter de Burgo, sometime earl of 
Ulster, granted to Hugh and which the justiciary lately took unto the king's 
hands for the debts in which the earl was indebted to the king, as the king 
wills that Hugh shall not be deprived of his custody for this reason. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the abbot and convent 
of Messinden to be acquitted of five marks of the 10/. in which they were 
lately amerced before the king at Eton for a disseisin, as the king has 
pardoned them five marks at the instance of Queen Eleanor, his mother. 

Feb. 28. To the sheriff of York. Order to pay Hve marks to Ralph de Brochton. 

Windsor. king's clerk, whom the king has appointed together with Nicholas de 
Stapelton to make certain inquisitions in those parts. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until the 
quinzaine of Easter next the demand upon John de Steyngreve for the 
debts due from him to the exchequer of the debts of William de Steingreve, 
his late brother. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to brother 
Luke de Hemington and William de Middelton, collectors of the tallage 
lately assessed upon certain Jews of England. Order to permit Vivian de 



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Eieyneburg to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter next for payment 
of the debt due to Bonauntus, a Jew of York, for payment whereof his 
goods and chattels do not suffice, as the king, compassionating Vivian's 
poverty, has granted to him this respite, so that the pains and usuries 
thereof shall cease until the term aforesaid. They are ordered to cause 
the lands, goods and chattels of Yivian, which were taken into the Jew's 
hands for this reason, to be replevied to Vivian in the meantime. 

Eeb. 27. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to pay to Edmund 

Windsor, the king's brother, the arrears of 2,600 marks that the late king granted to 
him from the issues of the last eyre of the justices in co. Lincoln or else- 
where, if the arrears of the said eyre were insufficient, to be paid either from 
the arrears of the said eyre or from the late king's debts as shall seem most 
fit for Edmund's benefit and according to the said grant. 

Eobert Belebarbe, imprisoned at Neugate for the death of Thomas 
Pollard, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Middlesex to 
bail him. 



— — Henry Gille of Hicche, imprisoned at Colecestre for the death of Robert 

le Engleis, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Hertford to 

baii him. 

Serlo de la Hache, Reginald de la Hache, and Walter de la Hache, 
imprisoned at Exeter for the death of John Kempe of Bradevill, wherewith 
they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Devon to bail them. 

To Adenettus, buyer of the king's wardrobe. Order to cause to William 
le Tillur and Paulinus le Arblaster to have a robe each, of the king's gift. 

March 4. To John Russel, keeper of the forest of Clarendon. Order to take 

Windsor. twenty oaks for joists (gistas) in the king's wood of Milchet, which i& 

within the said forest, and eight oaks for shingles (cindulas) in the haid 

forest for the king's works at Clarendon. 

To Geoffrey de Picheford, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay 
to Robert de Say, whom the king has appointed chief forester and minister 
of the forest of Wyndesore during good behaviour, in place of John 
Ingelard, deceased, 12c?. daily for his expenses about the said custody. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to William de Boyvill^ 
late sheriff of Northampton, in the issues of that county, the rent, aid and 
sheriff's tourn of the hundred of Spelhou, which is in the hands of Queen 
Eleanor, the king's consort, in the same manner as they were allowed to- 
John le Moyne, sometime sheriff of that county. 

To the treasurer and barons 'of the exchequer. Notification that William 
de Eton and Robert de Schorteford, whom the king has deputed to view 
the works provided by him in his park of Wyndes[ore], and to [view] 
other his works in the manors of Braye, Kenynton, and Old Wyndes[ore] f 
and to pull down and carry to Wyndes[ore] the tents (halas) of Westminster, 
and to enclose the works of his castle of Wyndes[ore] and of his parks of 
Wyndes[ore] and Kenynton, and to assart a laund in his park of Wyndes- 
[ore], have taken oath before the king that they will diligently and faithfully 
intend the office aforesaid, so that all the money that Geoffrey de Picheford, 
constable of the aforesaid castle, shall receive at the exchequer or from the 
issues of his bailiwick or from elsewhere at the king's order, as Geoffrey 
shall happen to be charged before the treasurer and barons, shall be 



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expended in the works aforesaid by the view and testimony of William and 
Robert, and shall be allowed to Geoffrey, to wit from Michaelmas last until 
Michaelmas following : the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons 
to cause this to be so done and enrolled according to the oath of William 
and Robert. 

March 5. Whereas William le Gardener and Payn le Dauber, imprisoned at 
Windsor. Suthwerk for the death of an unknown man, wherewith they are charged, 
lately went from London on the way to Camerwell, and the said unknown 
man with two unknown companions pursued William and Payn from the city 
of London to Kegethoren, in the parish of Camerwell, and there assaulted 
them, and wounded William with a hatchet so that his life was despaiied 
of, and that William and Payn slew the said unknown in defending them- 
selves and not otherwise, they hav r e letters to the sheriff of Surrey to 
bail them. 



Membrane 20. — Schedule. 

The names of the mainpernors of William . , man, who mainperned to 
have his body before the justices at the first assize in co. Buckingham, to 
stand to right if any one wish to speak against him concerning the death 
of Henry de [Mote ?]ford, clerk, wherewith he is charged : Walter de 
Hynces of Calverton, Jchn Hast'eng of Wolverton, Richard son of Hugh 
de Stratford, Robert de Hynces of Stratford, William de Beans in Wolverton, 
Richard le Somter of Stratford, Walter le Feme of the same, Henry Hogge 
of the same, Walter the clerk cf Wold ( Walda) in Calverton, Henry de 
Haddon in Stratford, Anketinus de Barton in the same, Simon the thatcher 
(tector) in the same, Adam Harding of the same. 



Membrane 19. 

March 6. To the constable of Wyndes[ore] castle. Order to cause oaks and 

Windsor. beeches to be taken in Wyndes[ore] forest by the Yiew and testimony 

of the foresters and verderers for the enclosure of the king's park of 

Wyndes[ore] and other works, as shall seem most expedient to his discretion. 

To the same. Order to pay to John Pollard and Philip Wyz, gate- 
keepers of the castle, who take 2d. a day each, to Edmund and Fulk, the 
king's gardeners there, who take 2\d. a day each, to four watchmen in the 
castle, who take 2d. a day each, and to Robert Leytfot, gate-keeper of 
Wyndes[ore] park, who takes 2d, a day, and to the parker of Kenynton, 
who takes l^d. a day, their wages from Michaelmas last until Michaelmas 
next. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king, on 15 March, 
in the 52nd year of his reign, granted to Edmund his son, the king's 
brother, all fines and all amercements of Edmund's men in whatsoever 
eyres of his justices throughout England upon that occasion, so that the 
fines and amercements should be levied by the hands of the sheriffs and 
delivered to Edmund, and a great part of the fines and amercements are in 
arrear to Edmund, as the king learns : the king orders the barons to cause 
what is in arrear to Edmund of the eyres of the justices after the grant 
aforesaid in whatsoever counties he had lands to be levied by the sheriffs, 
and to cause Edmund to have them, according to the form of the said 
grant, so that he may have the money for his profit, and to cause full 
allowance to be made to the sheriffs for what they have levied and paid to 
Edmund, and for which they have his letters patent, which they shall 
deliver to the barons. 



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~y 27 5. Membrane 19 — cont. 

March 6. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the justices 
Windsor, appointed for the custody of the Jews. Master Samuel de Loun, the king's 
Jew of London, has shown the king that whereas the late king granted ta 
him a debt of 120/. in which Geoffrey son of William de Hahull was bound 
to Isaac son of Jornet, a late Jew of Norwich, for 40s. to be rendered to the 
said king yearly at the exchequer until the whole of the said debt should be 
paid, and the said king pardoned Samuel 20/. of the said 120/., on condition 
that he paid the said 40s. yearly until the remaining 100/. should be paid y 
and it was afterwards found that the said king had sold the said debt of 
120/. together with other debts to Isaac son of Elias the rabbi (episcopi), 
Samuel son of the said Isaac, and to Cok' son of Aaron long before he 
granted the debt to Samuel de Loun, so that the latter has not and could not 
have anything thereof, and the treasurer and barons and justices aforesaid 
nevertheless exact the said 40s. from Samuel : the king, as it does not seem 
consonant with right that Samuel shall be bound to pay the said 40s. since 
he has been depriv ed of the said debt of 100/., orders the treasurer and 
barons and justices to cause Samuel to be acquitted of the 40s. if it be as- 
Samuel has shown in his petition. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews, and to brother 
Luke de Hemington and William de Middelton, collectors of the tallage 
lately assessed upon certain Jews of England. Order to cause William 
son of Robert de Middelton to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter 
next for the debts due from him to Jospinus son of Solomon de Marleberg, 
a Jew, and to cause his lands taken into the Jew's hands by reason of the 
debts aforesaid to be replevied, as the king, compassionating William's 
poverty, has granted to William respite for the debts until the said quin- 
zaine, so that the penalties and usuries therefor shall cease in the meantime. 

To Geoffrey de Picheford, constable of Wyndes[ore] castle. Order to 
deliver to John de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent, all the goods and 
chattels of William le Cupere of Clyware, who was hanged for felony, with 
whose goods the constable was charged by the justices appointed to deliver 
Wyndes[ore] gaol. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause verderer.s for the "New 
Forest to be elected in place of the present verderers, who are insufficient 
for the execution of the office, as the king understands tor certain. 

Nicholas le Chapeleyn of Buggenor[e], Philip Attepunfold, and Robert 
Daniel, imprisoned at Nitimbre for the death of William le Wine, where- 
with they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Sussex to bail them. 

Simon son of Henry de Litelchirche, William le Peskur of Amboldeston, 
Astinus Barun, John Rappok, and William le Brenectur, imprisoned at 
Notingham for the death of Roger son of Adam de Wylne, wherewith they 
are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Nottingham to bail them. 

Alan Pees, imprisoned at Bruges for the death of Roger son of Geoffrey 
de Burghull, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Salop to 
bail him. 

William Fuy and Sibyl la Mareschale of Torp Mounford, imprisoned at 
Leicester for the death of Alexander le Bercher, wherewith they are 
charged, have letters to the sheriff of Leicester to bail them. 

March 18. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Quarrendon. elected in place of Henry Shirard, who is insufficient for the office. 

March 19. To the sheriff of Lancaster and to the coroners of the same county. 
Quarrendon. Order to restore to Ralph son of Nicholas his lands, and to deliver his goods 



March 7. 
Windsor. 



March 8. 
Windsor. 



March 12. 
Windsor. 



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1275. Membrane 19 — cont. 

and chattels to twelve mainpernors who shall answer therefor before the 
justices, as the king, upon learning by inquisition taken by the sheriff and 
coroners that Balph, who was charged with the death of William son of 
Swain, was in nowise guilty thereof, ordered them to deliver Ralph from 
prison in bail by good and sufficient mainprise until the first assize in those 
parts to stand to right if any one wish to speak against him, and the coroners 
still detain his lands, goods and chattels in the king's hands, as the king 
learns from Ralph's complaint. 

Adam de Tildesleye and Alan son of Benedict de Wygan, imprisoned at 
Lancaster for the death of John de Bradeschag, whereof they are 
appealed, have letters to the sheriff of Lancaster to bail them. 

Geoffrey de Marisco and John his brother, imprisoned at Hereford for 
the death of an unknown man, wherewith they are charged, have letters to 
the sheriff of Hereford to bail them. 

John de Rughmere and William his son, imprisoned at Hereford for the 
death of Scilicia, late the wife of Adam le Messager, and Adam her son, 
wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Hereford to bail 
them. 

Richard Atteasse, imprisoned at Neugate for the death of Henry the 
clerk, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Buckingham to 
bail him. 

March 19. To Philip de Wilegheby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
Quarrendon. Master Hugh de Evesham, king's clerk, who has long served the king and 
his mother, to be satisfied for the money due to him from the abbot and 
convent of Fountains (de Fontibus), although the king lately committed to 
the escheator the said abbey with everything pertaining to it, so that the 
issues thereof should fall to the abbot and convent for the discharge of the 
debts owing by them to the king and to other creditors. 

To the same. Whereas the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that the earls of Albemarle have had from the time of the 
foundation of the priory of Boulton, which is of their foundation, upon 
each voidance of the priory a keeper at the gates of the priory to defend 
the house from those wishing to injure it, and that the canons of the priory 
never sought licence to elect from their patrons, but elected a prior freely 
and without hindrance, and presented the prior thus elected to the patrons, 
who received nothing from the priory during the time of voidance except 
the relief when the prior was installed there : the king therefore orders the 
escheator not to vex the canons contrary to the said custom, but [to permit] 
them [to use] that custom and to restore to thera the issues received from 
the priory, saving to the king his action and any right that may be due to 
him in the custody of the priory, and saving to him the relief due upon this 
occasion. 

To the same. Order to receive from brother William Hog, elect to the 
said priory, if he be confirmed by the diocesan, the fealty due to the king 
upon this occasion, as has been the custom upon other voidances, and not 
to vex the canons on this occasion, but to permit them to use the aforesaid 
custom freely, and to restore to them any issues received thence [etc. as in 
preceding order\. 

Adam son of William Grery of Long Stratton, imprisoned at Norwich for 
the death of Matilda, late the wife of Walter Godwyne, wherewith he is 
charged, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail him. 



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March 18. 

Quarrendon. 



March 19. 
Quarrendon. 



March 25. 

Aylesbury. 



Membrane 19 — cont. 
Roger del Hil of Fornesete, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Alan 
le Sponere, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to 
bail him. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the prior and convent 
of St. John the Baptist, Colchester, to be acquitted of 33/. 6s. Sd., as they 
paid that sum into the late king's wardrobe to Peter de Wynton[ia], then 
keeper of the wardrobe, on Thursday after Palm Sunday, in the 56th year 
of the reign, in which sum they made fine with the said king to have the 
custody of their house in the next voidance, as the king learns from the late 
king's letters patent of acquittance, which he has inspected. 

To John de Sancto Dionis[io], keeper of the house of the Conversi, 
London. Order to cause to be assigned to Joan, wife of John de Hamslap, 
a Conversa, a portion of the king's alms as to one of the other Conversi 
there, and also a house within the enclosure of the Conversi of the said 
place wherein she and her household may be received. 

To the keeper of Neugate gaol. Order to cause Richard Atteasse, 
imprisoned therein for the death of Henry the clerk, slain in co. Bucking- 
ham, to be delivered from prison by the mainprise of William Wolsy of 
Aylesbnr[y], John de Paskeden, Richard Attease of Burton, Herbert 
G-yne, Thomas Wigge, William Aungewyn, Nigel le Fevere, Richard 
de Angmundisham of Aylesbur[y], Henry Norman, Burruhardus de 
Aylesbyr[y], Walter Ive -and Alfred (Alvredus) atte Touneshende of 
co. Buckingham, who have mainperned before the sheriff of that county 
to have Richard before the king's justices at the first assize in those parts to 
stand to right if any one [wish to speak against him], because he was 
charged with the said death out of hatred and not because he was guilty 
thereof, as the sheriff has signified to the king by inquisition taken in this 
matter by the king's order. 

John le Wolf, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of Simon de 
Bevercote, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Northampton 
to bail him. 

Alice, late the wife of William Lewine, imprisoned at Nitimbre for the 
death of the said William, wherewith she is charged, bas letters to the 
sheriff of Sussex to bail her. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to deliver William son of William de 
Tockeswith, imprisoned at York for the death of Ralph son of Thomas de 
Tocke[s]wyth, in bail to twelve mainpernors who shall undertake to have 
him before the king's justices at the first assize in those parts to stand to 
right if any one wish to speak against him, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that whereas William came by the king's public street 
of York together with Ralph, the latter, wishing to slay William with his 
sword by a premeditated assault, cut off the ear of the horse upon which 
William was sitting down to its neck, so that the horse fell to the 
ground, and he afterwards pursued William with drawn sword and gave 
him two wounds in the head, the said William in fleeing and defending 
himself struck Ralph back again with a sword, of which blow Ralph 
afterwards died, and that otherwise William could not have avoided being 
slain. 



Membrane 18, 

March 27. To William Gauger, keeper of the abbey of Glastonbury. Order to pay 
Aylesbury, to James de Mayleng 50 marks out of the first moneys to be received from 
the issues of the abbey, of the king's especial grace. 



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To John de Lond[onia]. Order to take into the king's hands the lands 
of John de Cokham, tenant in chief, who the king learns is dead. 

Roger de Granemere, imprisoned at Colchester for the death of Adam de 
Cranemere, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Hertford 
to bail him. 

Geoffrey de Hajton, imprisoned at York for the death of Adam le Clerc 
of Torp, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail 
him. 

Richard Poynz, imprisoned at Ivelcestre for the death of a man 
unknown, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Somerset 
to bail him. 

William Tedrich and Margery his wife, Geoffrey Wenyate, and Avice 
Wyte, imprisoned at Winchester for the death of John Wyte, wherewith 
they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Southampton to bail them. 

Christiana de Copmanford and Hawisia her daughter, imprisoned at Cam- 

bridge for the death of Adam Stuce of Copmanford, wherewith they are 

charged, have letters to the sheriff of Cambridge to bail them. 

March 27. Henry Bekke, imprisoned at Leicester for the death of Robert Sprote- 
Aylesbury. man, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Leicester to 
bail him. 

William Eale of Cotene, Simon de Congiston, and Thomas de Congiston, 
imprisoned at Leicester for the death of Emery {Hemerici) Crowenne, 
whereof they are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of Leicester to bail 
them. 

William Bate of Groby, imprisoned at Leicester for the death of Ralph 
le Levre, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Leicester to 
bail him. 

Geoffrey Wygeman, imprisoned at York for the death of William Ragges,, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail him. 

Walter son of Richard le Lung of Milcote, imprisoned at Warwick for 
the death of Richard de Milcote, wherewith he is charged, has letters to 
the sheriff of Warwick to bail him. 

John son of William de Buckebrok, imprisoned at Northampton for the 
death of Matilda, daughter of Walter de Offinton, and of a man unknown, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Northampton to bail 
him. 

Thomas Wale, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of Henry son 
of Walter Sprot of Ravenesthorp, wherewith he is charged, has letters ta 
the sheriff of Northampton to bail him. 

April 10. William le Suur of Stokton, imprisoned at Bedeford for the death of 

Westminster. John Paggel, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Bedford 
to bail him. 

Alice, daughter of Henry de Haselholt, imprisoned at Warwick for the 
death of Bernard le Granger, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Warwick to bail him. 

Ralph de Bramerton, imprisoned at Colecestre for the death of Edward 
Trilling, whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of Essex to bail 
him. 



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To John de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle in anywise with the custody of the lands of Dionisia, late the wife 
of: Richard Maloysel, which the escheator took into the king's hands after 
her death by reason of: the abbey of Muchelneye, lately void and in the 
king's hands, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
Dionisia held all her lands of the abbey in. socage, and that the abbot and 
convent never had the custody of the said lands. 

April 13. Roger Bacon of Withani, John Skicladde and William Aubrey, impri- 
Westminster. soned at Colecestre for the death of Hugh le Chapeleyn, wherewith they 
are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Essex to bail him. 

Mariotade Brampton and Margaret de Brampton, imprisoned at Norwich 
for the death of Hugh Kynel, wherewith they are charged, have letters to 
the sheriff of Norfolk to bail them. 

William Ediman, imprisoned at Neugate for .the death of Henry de 
Stratford, clerk, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Buckingham to bail him. 

John le Parker, imprisoned at Neugate for the death of John Beaupe 
and Ralph le Taillur, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Surrey to bail him. 

April 15. To Hugh de Digneton, constable of Orford castle. Order to cau,«e 
Westminster, ditches (fossata) to be made anew about the king's marsh of Orford where 
there were no ditches previously, and to cause the old ditches to be repaired 
without delay. 

April 16. To John de Lovetot and Geoffrey de Neubald. Whereas the king has 

lloyston. granted to Rikus de Elorencia, Lambert Reineri, and their fellows, Floren- 

iCrucem Hoes'.) i[ ae merchants, of the society of the said Rikus and Lambert, that they 

may stay with their goods and chattels in the realm until Midsummer next, 

the king orders John and Geoffrey not to inflict or permit to be inflicted 

wrong or grievance in the meantime upon their bodies and goods. 



April 18. 
Bury St. 
"Edmunds. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Elias son of Moses, the 
king's Jew of London, has shown the king that whereas he has paid in full 
all the tallage lately assessed upon him, 25/. and half a mark are unjustly 
exacted from him by reason of that tallage under the name of Elias son of 
Master Aarort, formerly the husband of Kose, wife of the said Elias son of 
Moses ; as Elias .son of Moses is prepared to prove that the debts for which 
the aforesaid money is exacted from him never belonged to Elias son of 
Master Aaron, but that they belonged to Elias son of Aaron de Ebor[aco], 
a Jew of London, still surviving, the king orders the treasurer and barons 
to call before them brother Luke de Hemington and William de Middelton 
and Elias son of Aaron de Ebor[acoJ, and after hearing the complaint of 
Elias son of Moses concerning the premises, to cause to be done for him 
what shall be just, so that he shall not be charged with or distrained for 
the debts of another. If he have been injured in this behalf, they are 
ordered to cause it to be corrected, and to cause him to be delivered in the 
meantime from prison on mainprise. 

April 23. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cuuse Walter de Pafeneye, 
Havering, imprisoned at Winchester and appealed by John Somer, the king's appi over 

confined in the prison of Old Sarum, to be brought to Old Sarum and there 

delivered to the sheriff of Wilts, 

Henry le Somonor, imprisoned at Shireburn for the death of John 

Guzch, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Dorset to 
bail him. 
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April 24. To the mayor and sheriffs oi London. Order to cause John le Parker of 
Westminster. Byflete, imprisoned at Neugate for the death of John Beaupe and Ralph 
le Taillur, slain at Byflete, in co. Surrey, to be released from prison by 
the mainprise of Adam le Coupere, William le Coupere, William Hardwyne, 
Eobert West, Nicholas le Lavender, Adam son of Hugh, William Paulyn, 
Henry de Hunteneford, John atte Hache, Hugh de Stonherse, Philip 
Attenoke, and Hugh Eylrich, of co. Surrey, who have mainperned to have 
him before the king's justices at the first assize in co. Surrey to stand to 
right if any one wish to speak against him in this behalf, as the sheriff 
[of Surrey] has signified to the king. 

April 25. To Guncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Order to permit 

Westminster. William Maufe and Joan his wife, relict of Thomas de Ippegrave, to 

receive the toll that Thomas previously had at Chester of the king's gift, 

as the king granted to Joan by letters patent the said toll for her life in 

the same way as Thomas held it. 

To brother Luke de Hemington and William de Midelton, deputed to 
collect the tallage lately assessed upon certain Jews of England. Order 
to cause Sampson Bunting, a Jew of Lincoln, imprisoned in the Tower of 
London for 217. due to the king for the tallage assessed upon him, to be 
discharged of the said debt and to cause him to be delivered from the said 
prison, if he have not debts, goods and chattels whence he may satisfy the 
king for the said debt, and if Solomon son of Samuel, the king's Jew of 
London, deliver to them for the king's use on Sampson's behalf a clear 
debt up to the sum aforesaid existing in the treasury under the name of 
William de Neyreford, from which the aforesaid debt may be levied 
conveniently for the king's use, and to take the last-mentioned debt into 
the king's hands, and to cause the first-named debt to be levied from it. 

To the treasurer atid barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the rolls 
of the exchequer of the king's Jewry to be searched by the justices 
appointed for the custody of the Jews for debts under the name of Isaac 
son of Elias le Eveske, the king's Jew of London, who is bound to the 
king in an old debt found in the treasury under the name of Isaac son of 
Jornettus, a late Jew of Norwich, for payment whereof his debts, goods 
and chattels do not at present suffice, and to cause him to have reasonable 
terms at which he can pay the old debt according to the quantity of 
his debts aforesaid, to be assigned according to the discretion of the 
treasurer and barons, and not to arrest the said Jew's body contrary to 
such assignment, which the king has granted to him out of compassion 
for his poverty. 

April 26. To Geoffrey de Picheford, constable of Wyndes[ore] castle. Order to 

Westminster, pay to William de Eton and Robert de Shorteford, who are intending the 

works ordered and provided by the king in Wyndes[ore] park and castle 

and elsewhere in the constable's bailiwick, their stipends of 3<7. a day each 

from Michaelmas last until next Michaelmas. 

Richard de la Lynbe, imprisoned at Worcester for the death of Ralph de 
Sockebir[y], wherewith he is charged,"has letters to the sheriff of Worcester 
to bail him. 

Jan. 8. To the barons of the exchequer. Orders to respite until the coming of 

Marlborough, age of the heirs of Geoffrey Talebot, tenant in chief of the late king, the 
exaction from John de Sancta Maria, chaplain of Queen Eleanor, the king's 
mother, by reason of Geoffrey's lands, the custody whereof is in his hands 
until the heir (sic) come of age by the late king's grant, of 10/. in which 
Geoffrey was indebted to Abraham Russel, a Jew, and to cause to be 



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restored to John anything that may have been levied from him by the 
sheriff of Somerset or other bailiffs of the king in this behalf. 

By K. at the request of his mother. 

April 30. To J. de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to restore to 
Westminster. Michael de Northampton [a] the custody of the lands in Wynepol whereof 
Baldwin de Bassingburn was seised in his demesne as of fee at his death, 
and the issues received therefrom, which lands John's sub-escheator in co. 
Cambridge took into the king's hands by reason of the right that John de 
Brit[annia], earl of Richmond, claimed to have in the custody thereof, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that Baldwin held 
the said lands of Roger de Quency, sometime earl of Winchester, and that 
the custody thereof and the marriage of Baldwin's heir pertained to the 
earl, Eleanor de Vallibus, sometime countess of Winchester, who was 
dowered with the homage and service of Baldwin for the said lands, having 
sold the custody of the lands and the marriage to the aforesaid Michael. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to take Simon le Draper of 
Winchester, charged with divers trespasses, and to cause him to come ^is a 
prisoner to Westminster, there to be delivered to the king's marshal. 

To Philip de Wilegheby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to restore to 
Matilda, late the wife of Roland de Keiryk, kinswoman and co-heiress of 
Helewisa, who was a tenant in chief of the late king, the lands of her 
portion of Helewisa'o inheritance, which the escheator took into the king's 
hands by reason of Roland's death, and to restore to her everything received 
therefrom since Roland's death, which portion the king rendered to them 
after taking Roland's homage, as Matilda has now come to the king and 
done her homage therefor. 

April 29. Adam de Grendon, John Tery, and John de Croshampton, imprisoned at 
Westminster. Hereford for the death of Robert Poul, wherewith they are charged, have 
letters to the sheriff of Hertford to bail them. 

To brother Luke de Hemington and William de Middelton, appointed to 
collect the tallage lately assessed upon certain Jews of England. Whereas 
the king, according to an agreement made between him and William de 
Apeltresfeld, is bound to acquit William of a sum of money in which he is 
indebted by his charters to divers Jews of England, the king orders Luke 
and William, if Benedict (Beneltus) de Lincoln[ia], a Jew, find security for 
85 marks, which are in arrear of the tallage last assessed upon him (in 
which sum William acknowledged himself before the king to be indebted to 
Benedict), to be paid to Luke and William in the octaves of St. John the 
Baptist next unless that sum be allowed to the said Jew in the tallage in 
the meantime, to release in the meantime the demand upon Benedict in 
this behalf. 

Thomas le Clerc of Caludon, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of 
William le Deye* wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Warwick to bail him. 



May 3. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 17. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the township of 
Flemstede to be discharged at 6Z. 3$. Od. of the chattels of Henry de Gardino,. 
a fugitive, as the township paid this sum to Queen Eleanor, the king's 
mother, when the manor and town of Flamsted were in her hands together 
with the custody of the other lands and heirs of Ralph de Touny, tenant 
in chief of the late king, by grant of the said king, and the present king 
granted this sum to her. 



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To J. de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause to be 
assigned to "William de Ros and Eustachia, his wife, late the wife of Nicholas 
de Cantilupo, tenant in chief of George de Cantilupo, tenant in chief of 
the king, the custody of whose lands and heirs is in the king's hands during 
the minority of the heirs, the dower falling to Eustachia of the lands of the 
said Nicholas. 

To Philip de Wileby, escheator beyond Trent, Order to restore to 
Alexander], king of Scotland, all his lands, which were taken into the 
king's hands by the escheator by reason of the death of Margaret, the king's 
sister, late the wife of king Alexander, and to restore to him everything 
received from the lands from the lime of their being thus taken. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause to be delivered to the 
executors of the will of Nicholas de Aldithel[eye] of the king's special grace 
all the goods and chattels of the said Nicholas, which the sheriff took into 
the king's hands because Nicholas was one of the executors of the will of 
James de Aldithel[eye], who was bound to the king in divers debts at the 
exchequer. 

May 4. Richard le Frend of Stratton, imprisoned at Winchester for the death of 

Westminster. Agnes de Meremymme, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Southampton to bail him. 

To J[ohn] de London [ia]. Order not to intermeddle further with the 
lands of Alexander de la Sale* by virtue of the king's order to take his lands 
into the king's hands, as the king learns by inquisition taken hj John that 
Alexander at his death held his lands of the king in chief by socage and not 
by any service whereby the custody of his lands may or ought to pertain to 
the king. 

May 6. To Geoffrey de Nevill, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 

Westminster, cause the constable of Notingham castle to have timber in the forest of 
Shirewod for the repair of the mills of the castle. 

Thomas de Gaunt and Margery his wife, William Wyleys, Robert le 
Baker, Matilda Gemme, Thomas Trillirien, Jul[ia] de Da ventre, Adam 
Snowe and Alice his wife, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of 
William Balle of Glen and William Woderove, wherewith they are charged, 
have letters to the sheriff of Northampton to bail them. 

To J. de Lond[onia]« escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 
meddle with the lands of John de Cokham in Berneston in anywise so that 
Laurence Hardel or others wishing to claim right therein may not have what 
pertains to them, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that 
John at his death held nothing of the king in chief, and that Laurence 
Hardel is his next heir and is aged twenty-four years. 

May 6. Stephen de Cotene, Roger Alaporte, Robert de la Grene, Adam Walter, 

Westminster. Henry Alieaundre, Adam Gamel, Adam Knyt, William de Telene, and 

Gamal[iel] Dele, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of William le 

Charetter of Brampton, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the 

sheriff of Northampton to bail them. 

John de Malesle, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of Roger de 
Geytintou* wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Northampton to bail him. 

* Called * Alexander de Hales' in the marginal abstract, a mistake possibly arising from confusion 
with the name of the philosopher. 



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Thomas, vicar of the church of Hakeneye, imprisoned at Stibenhethe for 
the death of a man unknown, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Middlesex to bail him. 

May 8. To J. de Londonpa], escheator this side of Trent. Order to cause dower 

Westminster, to be assigned to Ela, late the wife of Eoger de Ratelesden, whose lands are 

in the king's hands by reason of the custody of the lands and heir of 

Richard de Pley, tenant in chief of the late king, of which custody Roger 

held by knight service. 

May 9. To the bailiffs of Boston. Order to permit tho citizens of York to have 

^Westminster, until otherwise ordered their hanse and gild merchant in Boston fair, as 
they ought to have them there and have been wont to have in times 
past. 

May 11. To J. de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to take into the 
Westminster, king's hands the lands of Philip de Erlegh, tenant in chief, who, the king 
learns, is dead, and to cause inquisition to be made as to how much land 
Philip held of the king in chief and how much of others, and by what 
services, and how much the land is worth yearly in all issues, and who is 
his next heir, and what is the heir's age. 

May 10. To J. de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower to 

Westminster, be assigned to Roesia, late the wife of Philip de Erlegh, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

■■ ■ ■ ■ * To Geoffrey de Nevill, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

— — deliver to John de Ebor[aco] the bailiwick of the forest of Galtres, which 
he had previously, to be held until the king shall otherwise provide for him, 
in the form enjoined upon Geoffrey by the king. 

To Giles de Audenard. Order to cause Nicholas de Kuggeho to have 
three tuns of the king's wines of the right prise of the king's gift, to hold 
therewith the feast* of Nicholas his son at Oxford. 

To John de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 
to be assigned to Constance, late the wife of Richard de Tillebur[y], tenant 
in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To Guncelin de Badlesmere, justice of Chester. Order to cause dower to 
be assigned tc Alice, late the wife of Roger de Clotton, upon her taking oath 
not to marry without the king's licence. 

May 12. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Alexander Kellok and 

Westminster, other burgesses of Lenn to be acquitted of 661, IBs. 4d., as they paid that 
sum into the late king's wardrobe, in the 55th year of his reign, to Peter 
de Wintonia, keeper of the wardrobe, in part payment of 200 marks in 
which they made fine with the said king for divers trespasses, as appears to 
the king by a bill delivered to him by Giles de Audenard, then controller of 
the aforesaid Peter. 

To Thomas de Clare, steward of the forest between the bridges of Oxford 
and Stamf[ord]. Order to cause to be restored to the king's mother a mark 
that Peter de Middelton, the king's bailiff, took from the herbage of the 
laund of Langel[eye], which laund the king assigned to her in dower. 

Ralph Prescyng, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Adam Turne- 
munt, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail 
him. 



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To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to release until 
Michaelmas next the demand made by them upon the weavers of the city 
of York for the arrears of 10/. that they were lately wont to render to the 
exchequer for having the office of weaving (officio telar 9 ) there, so that at 
the said feast what ought to be done according to the law and custom of the 
exchequer may then be done. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order not to permit John de Maundevill to 
make alienation, waste, or sale of the lands that the king, by reason of the 
illness from which John has long suffered, caused to be restored to him of 
the lands alienated by him since the first day of Lent, in the 56th year of 
the late king's reign, as the king caused all lands thus alienated to be 
restored to John for the maintenance of himself and family, on condition that 
John should not make waste or sale of the said lands or of the other lands 
in his hands. If John shall presume to make any alienation, waste or sale 
of his lands hereafter, the sheriff shall not permit it. 

To the sheriff' of Somerset and Dorset. Order to respite until the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas next the demand upon the men of the fee of R. 
bishop of Bath and Wells and of the abbot of Glastonbury for divers fines and 
amercements to the exchequer, so that at the said quinzaine what shall be 
provided by the counsel of the treasurer and barons shall be done in this 
behalf. 

May 13. To brother Luke de Hemmington and William de Middelton, appointed' 

Westminster, to collect the tallage lately assessed upon certain Jews of England. Order 
to cause Batemannus de Staunford, a Jew, to be acquitted of the tallage 
aforesaid, upon receiving his lands, goods, and chattels throughout the realm 
for the king's use, as he offered to the king his lands, goods and chattels 
upon condition that the king cause him to be delivered from the Tower of 
London, wherein he is imprisoned for the tallage, and cause him to be 
acquitted of the tallage. 

May. 15. To J. de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Robert 
Westminster, de Greleye, kinsman and heir of Thomas de Grel[eye], tenant in chief of 
the late king, to have seisin of Thomas's lands, the custody whereof was 
committed to Edmund, the king's brother, by the late king's grant, as it 
appears to the king by lawful proofs made before him that Robert is of full 
age, and the king has taken his homage and rendered the lands to him ; 
saving to Edmund and others in whose custody the lands are their stock, 
corn and other goods in the lands. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William Giffard, to 
whom the king lately committed the castle of Norwich and the counties of 
Norfolk and Suffolk with all appurtenances for a fixed sum (certo) yearly, 
to be discharged and acquitted of 108s. 4d, yearly for all the time during 
which he was sheriff of the said counties, with which sum the barons (nos) 
have charged him yearly for the fees for watching (waytfeodis) pertaining 
to the castle, contrary to the king's commission aforesaid. 

To the escheator beyond Trent. Order to pay Roger de Arcy 60 marks, 
after receiving from him his charter of quit-claim of the manor of Spretele 
and the charters and other instruments that he has concerning the manor, 
if the escheator deem this expedient for the king's benefit, as Roger has 
[released] to the king his right in the manor, which he had of the gift of 
Simon de Veer, for 60 marks. 

To Hamo Hauteyn and Robert de Ludham, justices appointed for the 
custody of the Jews. Order to receive from brother Luke de Hemington 



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and William de Middelton all rolls, charters, tallies, writs, stars, and all 
other things concerning the tallage lately assessed upon the Jews of England 
that have hitherto remained in the custody of Luke and William, and to 
cause the tallage and the arrears thereof to be levied for the king's use 
together with the said William, whom the king has appointed together with 
them, as he wills that the justices shall henceforth intend the levying of the 
said tallage and of its arrears. 

'to brother Luke de Hemington and William de Middelton. Order to 
deliver the aforesaid rolls, charters, etc., to the said justices for the purposes 
specified above, as William is so occupied with the king's affairs that he 
intends in the exchequer of the Jewry and elsewhere that he cannot intend 
the levying of the aforesaid tallage, and Luke is unable to execute these 
affairs alone. 

May 16. To Robert de Belvero and John de Swyneford, appointed to hold pleas 

Westminster, of the market in divers counties. Order to supersede until the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas next the exercise of his office in the liberty of the island of 
Ely, so that what the king shall cause to be provided by his council may 
then be done in the parliament that he will then hold at Westminster, as he 
wills that H. bishop of Ely or his liberty of the said island shall not 
be prejudiced in anywise by Robert and John's office. 

To Philip de Wileby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Margaret, 
late the wife of Robert de Ros of Werk, tenant in chief, to have again 
seisin of the lands of her inheritance, together with everything received 
from them by him since they were taken into the king's hands, as the 
escheator has taken the lands into the king's hands by reason of her 
husband's death, and the king has taken her homage for the lands and 
rendered them to her. 

To John de Lond[onia], escheater this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
John de Wintreshull and his wife the manor of Shirfeud, which the 
escheator lately took into the king's hands for certain causes, to be held by 
them until the king come to Winchester, so that what ought to be done in 
this matter may then be done in the king's presence. By K. and C. 

May 18. To Hamo Hauteyn, justice for the custody of the Jews. Order to be a 

Westminster, witness henceforth to all writs touching the king's Jewry in any way, both 

to those whereby arrears of the king's tallage of the Jews or his debts are 

exacted as well as of pleas, complaints, and other things whatsoever touching 

the Jewry. 

To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause Gilbert de Clare, earl of 
Gloucester, to have again seisin of the manor of Sutton, such as he had 
before it was taken into the king's hands, saving everyone's right. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to exhibit 
full and speedy justice to Robert de Percy according to the law and custom 
of the Jewry, after calling before them the said Robert and Haginus son of 
Deulacres, a Jew of London, and after hearing Robert's complaint against 
the said Jew, so that complaint shall not come to the king for want of 
justice. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to lend 
counsel and aid to Emelina, countess of Ulster, or to her attorneys in those 
parts in recovering according to the law and custom of Ireland the debts 
due to her from many men of Ireland. 



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To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas Kynne* to be- 
acquitted of 10Z. in which he was amerced before Roger de Clifford], the 
younger, late justice of the Forest this side Trent, for a trespass of the 
forest, as the king has pardoned him this sum. 

Because it is testified before the king by Roger de Cliff[ord], the elder, that 
Thomas was amerced for the unjust detention of swine and not for any- 
other cause. 



Membrane 17 — Schedules. 

May 13. To brother Luke de Hemyngton and William de Middelton, appointed ta 

Westminster, collect the tallage lately assessed upon certain Je ws of England. Order to cause 
Benedict (Benettus) son of Deulacres, a Jew of London, to be discharged of 
the tallage aforesaid upon receiving from him for the king's use from his 
clearest debts in the treasury to the total of the arrears in which he is indebted 
to the king for the tallage (cat all 3 ) last assessed upon him, from which debts 
the arrears may be levied for the king's use, and to cause the remainder 
of the said Jew's debts, which are in the treasury by reason of the said 
tallage, to be restored to him, and to permit him to have peace concerning 
his body in this behalf. 

May 16. To John de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order not to inter- 

Westminster, meddle in any wise with the' lands in Little Stanbrigg, Kanewedon, 
Assyndon, Rocheford and Little Hockele that belonged to John de Cokeham, 
which the escheator has taken into the king's hands by reason of John's 
death, whereby Laurence Hardel or any other wishing to claim right in the 
lands may not have what pertains to him in this behalf, as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held nothing 
in chief of the king and that the said Laurence is his next heir and is aged 
twenty-four years. 



Membrane 16. 

May 19. To the bailiffs of Bedeford, Order to restore to Robert Charles by the 

Westminster, king's grace a horse of his, which the bailiffs tock for the king's use by 

reason of the death of Peter de Chelesworth, Robert's groom, who rode the 

horse in the last tournament at Bedeford, which horse the bailiffs have 

detained until now, as the king learns from Robert. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order, if Gilbert de Gaunt satisfy the 
king at the exchequer for all debts that Gilbert de Gaunt, his father, owed 
to the late king and for which Gilbert mainperned to satisfy the king there, 
to cause Gilbert to have such terms upon security for the remainder of the 
debts due from him to the exchequer that he may satisfy the king for 
the debts within a year from the Ascension next. 

To Philip de Wileby, escheator beyond Trent. Notification that the 
king has given him power to sell to John Comyn the custody of the lands 
and heir of Richard son of Richard de Kirkebride of Levynton, tenant in 
chief, and order to sell the custody to John if he wish to buy it, and to 
make the king's profit thereof, and to certify the king of the sale according 
to the value thereof. By K. and C. 



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To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Simon 
de Insula to be acquitted of a debt of 20/. of fee to Cresseus son of G-enta 
and of another debt of 16/. of fee due to another Jew, and of the arrears of 
the said fees, and to cause his charters of the said fees in the treasury to be 
delivered to him, and to cause this to be so done and enrolled, as the late 
king, in the 53rd year of his reign, at the petition of the present king and 
for the relief of the Christians, pardoned to all Christians in the realm all 
fees together with all arrears of fees in which they were indebted to Jews, 
unless the fees had been previously sold to Christians and confirmed by the 
late king's letters patent or enrolled in the exchequer, and the aforesaid 
Simon is indebted in the said two debts of fee, which fees were then in the 
late king's hands by resignation of the aforesaid Jews, as the king learns 
Jrom Simon. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge John de Muscegros 
of the debts specified below, and to cause him to be acquitted thereof, and 
to cause this to be so done and enrolled, as the late king, for John's good 
service and at the instance of the present king, pardoned the said John, 
deceased,* all debts due from him to the said king at the exchequer or else- 
where, both John's own debts and the debts of his father, until 24 October, 
in the 54th year of the reign, as contained in the said king's letters patent, 
which the king has inspected. When this acquittance have been made, the 
barons shall receive the said letters patent from John, to be kept in the 
treasury. 

May 20. To Philip de Wileby, escheator beyond Trent. Roger de Arscy has 

Westminster, shown the king that whereas Simon de Veer lately enfeoffed Roger of the 
manor of Sprottele, and Roger had seisin thereof for a great time, the 
escheator took the manor into the king's hands because it was alienated 
without royal licence, and the escheator lately made fine with Roger in 60 
marks for making release and quitclaim to the king of Roger's right in the 
manor ; and the king now understands by the escheator that the emption is 
not jet necessary for the king : he therefore orders the escheator to cause 
Roger to have again seisin of the manor unless the emption aforesaid be 
necessary for the king, saving the right of the king and of others. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews, and to William de 
Middelton. As it appears to the king by their record that a third of a debt 
of 30/. under the names of Richard Pauneefot and Aaron le Blund, a Jew, 
is the debt of Ursellus son of Isaac, a Jew, and that a debt of 12/. under 
the names of the said Richard and Aaron is the debt of Belya de Glouc- 
[estria], a Jewess, wherefore the king has taken into his hnnds a third of the 
first-named debt and the other debt of 12/. for the arrears of the tallage last 
assessed upon Ursellus and Belya : the king orders the justices and William 
to cause the said debts to be levied for his use for the arrears of the tallage 
aforesaid, and to permit the said Jews to be in peace henceforth for the 
arrears of the tallage for so far as the debts aforesaid suffice. 

To Philip de Wilgheby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Gilbert de Middelton all the lands that he bought from Ralph de Gaugy 
without the king's licence, for which reason they were taken into the 
king's hands, to be held by Gilbert until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, 
so that Gilbert may in the meantime acquire the quit- claim of his said 
feoffor, and may then come to the king, and may receive the lands from 
the king to be held in chief, or that he may then restore them to the king, 
to be held as they are now held in the king's hands. 



* There appears to be a confusion between the dead man and his son in this order. 



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1275. 



May 20. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 16 — cont. 

The like to the same escheator for William de Middelton, for 5 marks 
of land yearly bought from Walter de Huntereumb, tenant in chief. 

To the constable of St. Briavels castle. Order to cause to be delivered 
to the abbot of Flaxeleye the latter's woods within the forest of Dene, 
which woods the constable and the king's foresters of that forest took into 
the king's hands contrary to the tenor of the charters of the abbot of 
liberties granted to him by the king's progenitors, which liberties they (sic) 
have heretofore reasonably used, to be held by the abbot until the coming 
of the king's justices for pleas of the Forest in those parts, or until other- 
wise ordered, and to cause the abbot's men whom he has arrested for this 
reason to be delivered in the meantime. - By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to pay to John de Reygate, one of 
the justices in eyre in that county, 10/. for his expences in that office, out 
of the issues of the eyre levied by the sheriff. 

May 21. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William Giffard, some- 

Westminster, time sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, brother of the archbishop of York, to 
be acquitted of 71/. wherewith he is charged at the exchequer for divers 
amercements (misericordiis) before the barons of the exchequer and Martin 
de Littlebir[y], sometime the king's justice of the Bench, and his fellows, 
justices there, and to cause this to be so done and enrolled, as the king has 
pardoned William this sum at the instance of the archbishop. 



May 22. 

Westminster. 



To the justices for the custody of the Jews and to William de Mid- 
delton, appointed to levy the tallage lately assessed upon certain Jews of 
the realm. Notification that the king, in consideration of the remission 
and quitclaim that William de Apeltrefeud made to him of his right in 
the manor of Bansted, has pardoned him 1,000 marks in which he is 
bound in the king's Jewry, if he be bound in as much in the Jewry beyond 
the usuries and pains of the debts, which usuries and pains the king remits 
to him, and if he be bound there in any debt beyond the aforesaid sum, he 
shall answer for the excess over the said sum according to the law and 
custom of the Jewry, and if the debts in which William is bound in the 
Jewry do not amount to 1,000 marks, the king wills that he shall be 
acquitted of the said debts and shall be contented with that quittance, to wit 
that he ought to be acquitted of a debt of 126/. 13*. 4d. in which he is 
bound to Manasser son of Aaron, a Jew of London, for 103/. 6s. Sd., and 
that he ought to be acquitted of a debt of 50 marks to Haginus son of Master 
Moses, a 5eW, for 45 marks, and of a debt of 80/. to Cok son of Haginus, a 
Jew, for 85 marks, and of a debt of 80/. to Benedict son of Jacob, a Jew 
of Lincoln, for 85 marks, and of a debt of 80/. to Benedict son of Abraham, 
a Jew of Worcester, for 45/., and of a debt of 300/. to the said Haginus, of 
which he has paid to Haginus 561. 13s. 4.d,, and of a debt of 27/. to the said 
Benedict, of which Haginus is bound to acquit him against Benedict, as may 
appear to the justices and William de Middelton by the stars of the said 
Jews of all the aforesaid debts, which the said William de Apeltrefeud 
will deliver to them. The king orders the justices and William de Mid- 
delton to cause the charters of the said William by which he owes the said 
debts in the Jewry to be withdrawn from the chest of the chirographers 
of the Jews and from the treasury, and to cause them to be delivered to 
William, and to cause him to be acquitted of the debts and of the pains 
and usuries aforesaid, and to cause this to be so done and enrolled in form 
aforesaid. 

Kichard Daly, imprisoned at Bochester for the death of a man unknown, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Kent to bail him. 



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1275, ^ Membrane 16 — cont. 

Godehalcha de Tatehelmeslegh and Robert Perpoynt, imprisoned at 
Canterbury for the death of Walter Amfrey of Gutherst, wherewith they 
are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Kent to bail them. 

Gilbert Peytevyn, imprisoned at Canterbury for the death of Robert 
son of John, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Kent to 
bail him. 

May 20. To Philip de Wiieby, escheator beyond Trent. Walter de Wygeton has 

Westminster, shown the king that whereas Richard de Kirkebride, deceased, and all his 
ancestors always held their land hitherto cf Walter and his ancestors by 
knight service, and [held] nothing of the king or his ancestors, by reason 
whereof Walter eight years ago and more took the wardship of the lands 
and heir of the said Richard as chief lord of the fee immediately after 
Richard's death, and held the same peacefully and without hindrance from 
anyone, and that the escheator has wholly ejected Walter from the ward- 
ship by reason of certain lands that Eustace de Ball[iolo], lately deceased, 
held of the king in chief, which fall to Richard's heir by right of inheritance, 
and has taken the custody into the king's hands as lands that belonged to 
the said Eustace, detaining from Walter the wardship and the heir of the 
said Richard, whose marriage pertains to Walter ; and after this matter 
had been considered with the king's council, it is found that, if it be as 
stated, the king cannot on this occasion claim the wardship of the lands 
that are of Walter's fee or the marriage of the heir, since the inheritance 
is not yet united with the lands that Eustace held of the king in chief : 
the king therefore orders the escheator to cause Walter to have speedy 
restitution of the wardship of the heir and of all the lands whereof he had 
seisin as aforesaid, saving to the king and his heirs at another time their 
right in the wardship of all the lands falling to the heir by right of in- 
heritance and in the marriage aforesaid, which shall remain to the king and 
his heirs henceforth for ever. After the said heir have the said lands that 
are held of the king in chief, and the lands that fall to the heir of Eustace's 
inheritance, the escheator shall retain [them] in the king's hands. By K. and C. 

To Edmund, the king's brother. Order to cause Robert de Greley, 
kinsman and heir of Thomas de Greley, tenant in chief of the late king, 
to have seisin of Thomas's lands, the custody whereof is in Edmund's hands 
during the heir's minority by the late king's grant, as it appears to the 
king by lawful proofs made before him that Robert is of full age, wherefore 
he has taken his homage and rendered to him the said lands. 

May 22. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
Westminster, to be elected in place of Roger de Tycheburn, deceased. 

To the same. Order to cause the bridge of Winchester castle and the 
king's houses of the castle to be repaired where necessary. 

Joan, wife* of Walter de Bontingford, imprisoned at Royston ( Cruce 
Roes') for the death of Alice Gal tin, wherewith she is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Hertford to bail her. 

John le Provost of Roteby, William Kempe, Geoffrey son of Richard, 
Robert son of William le Clerc, Richard le fiz Mayke, and Richard 
Arna[l]d, imprisoned at Leicester for the death of Ralph le Levre, where- 
with they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Leicester to bail them. 

To John de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Alexander Comyn, earl of Bouhan, and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter and 
co-heiress of R[oger] de Quency, sometime earl of Winchester, to have 
seisin of a third of all the lands that Eleanor de Vallibus, late the wife of 



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1275. Membrane 16— cont, 

the said Roger, held in dower of Roger's inheritance, as the king has taken 
the homage of Alexander for the said third falling to Elizabeth by right 
of inheritance, provided that the said lands with the knights' fees and 
advowsons of churches that Eleanor held in dower of Roger's inheritance 
shall be equally divided by the escheator between Alexander and Elizabeth 
and the other parceners of the inheritance. 



Membrane 15. 

May 24. To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to restore to William Oomyn 

Westminster. SI. that he took from him for the escape of a man, and to permit him to 

have peace until the coming to that county of the justices in eyre for 

common pleas, as the escapes of thieves ought to be adjudged before the 

said justices and not elsewhere. 

To the seneschal of Gascony. Order to cause full and speedy justice 
to be done by lawful judgment of Christians and according to the laws and 
custom of those parts in all cases of vexations and wrongs inflicted upon 
the king's Jews there, as the king understands on behalf of the whole com- 
munity of his Jews of Gascony that the whole community is immoderately 
aggrieved by divers vexations and injuries. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William 
Giffard, late sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, to be acquitted of a moiety of 
the 159/. in which he was lately amerced for divers causes before the king, 
Martin de Littleb[iry] and his fellows, then justices of the Bench, and 
before the treasurer and barons, as the king has pardoned him a moiety at 
the instance of W. archbishop of York, brother of the said William. 

May 23. To Roger Lestrange (JEJwtraneo), keeper of the forest of the Peak (Pecco). 

Westminster. Order to permit Nicholas de Lenn to have, during good behaviour and until 
otherwise ordered, the bailiwick that he had in that forest at the king's 
pleasure, to hold in the same way as before. 

To John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. It is shown to the 
king on behalf of Cicely, late the wife of John de ^fuscegros, tenant in 
chief cf the king, that whereas the king lately ordered the escheator to 
take into the king's hands all the lands whereof the said John at his death 
was seised in bis demesne as of fee, the escheator by reason of that order 
took into the king's hands the manors of Bykenore, Teynton, Langford, 
Oumpton, and Britfarton, which are of Cicely's inheritance, and unjustly 
detains them from her : as the king wills that Cicely shall not be injured by 
him or his ministers in this behalf, he orders the escheator to make inquisition 
whether the manors are of her inheritance or of the inheritance of John, so 
that the latter died seised thereof in his demesne as of fee or not, and if he 
find that the manors are of Cicely's inheritance, he is ordered to restore 
them to her with everything received from them since they were taken into 
the king's hands. 

May 20. To Joseph de Chancy, the treasurer, and to the justices appointed for the 
Westminster, custody of the Jews. The kins: remembers how, at the instance of his 
mother Queen Eleanor, he pardoned the abbot and convent of St. Mary, 
Stratford, all pains and usuries of all debts in which they were bound to 
Master Elias son of Moses, a Jew of London, and to Eloria his wife, and 
other Jews of the realm whatsoever, both their own debts and the debts 
that Master Elias and Floria exact from them for certain lands in Ginges 
Muntenye that they bought from William Bocquite, who was indebted in 
60/. by his charter to Floria before Elias married her : as the greater part 



3 EDWAED I. 173 



1275. Membrane 15 — cont. 

of the goods of the abbot and convent are insufficient for payment of the 
said debts together with the usuries and pains, as the king understands for 
certain, the king, compassionating their estate and wishing to show them 
favour, for the health of his soul and of the souls of his ancestors and heirs, 
has pardoned them all pains and usuries of all the debts aforesaid, and of 
all other debts in which they are bound to any Jews of the realm by reason 
of any tenements in their hands, provided that they satisfy the Jews for the 
principal of the loans (pro principalibus mutuis). The king therefore 
orders the treasurer and justices to cause inquisition to be made as to how 
much money the abbot and cfcnvent received from the aforesaid Master 
Elias and Floria or from other Jews, and when they have thus ascertained 
the amount of the principal debt, they are to cause the Jews to be satisfied 
for the principal only at terms to be provided by the treasurer and justices, 
and to cause the abbot and convent to be acquitted of the said usuries and 
pains, and to cause the charters whereby they are bound for the said debts 
to be withdrawn from the chest of the chirographers of the Jews, and to 
cause them to be delivered to the abbot and convent, provided however 
that if the abbot and convent can show by stars or by other instruments 
that they have paid anything thereof to the Jews, the treasurer and justices 
shall cause what they have thus paid to be allowed to them in the loans, 
and to cause this to be so done and enrolled. 

To Philip de Wileby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Robert 
de Grreley, kinsman and heir of Thomas de Greleye, to have seisin of the 
manors of Mamecestre, Barton and Kynerdelegh, which were in the custody 
of Edmund, the king's brother, by the late king's commission, as the king 
lately ordered the escheator to cause Robert to have seisin of Thomas's 
lands, and he afterwards ordered him to supersede the delivery of the 
manors aforesaid by reason of the right that Peter de Greleye claimed to 
have in them before the king, and the king, after treating thereof with his 
council, taking into consideration that Edmund had the custody of the 
manors during the minority of the heir by the late king's commission, 
and that Edmund granted the custody of them to Walter de Percy, who 
delivered the custody to the aforesaid Peter until the heirs (sic) came of 
age, and that Peter had the custody of the manors by this commission and 
for no other reason, has rendered seisin of the manors to Robert, saving 
the right of Peter if he wish to prosecute it (cum inde loqui voluerit). 

May 26. To J. de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 

Westminster, to be assigned to'Amicia, late the wife of John de Haslee, tenant in chief, 
as she has taken oath before the king not to marry without his licence. 

To the same. Order to deliver to Robert de Farendon, son and heir of 
Robert de Farendon, the bailiwick of the hundreds that his father held in 
his lifetime, to be held during the king's pleasure, on condition that he 
bring the cnarter by which he claims to have right in the bailiwick to the 
king at the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, so that there may then be done 
in this matter what the king shall cause to be provided by his council. 

To Philip de Wileby, escheator beyond Trent, Order to permit 
Alexander de Balliolo and Eleanor de Genover, his wife, to hold until 
otherwise ordered the castle of Mitford, taken by the escheator into the 
king's hands, and to restore to them anything received thence in the 
meantime. 

To the keeper of the forest of Pembere. Order to cause the constable 
of Winchester castle to have timber in that forest for the repair of the 
bridge of the castle. 



174 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. Membrane 15 — cont. 

To Adam de Wynton[ia], keeper of the town of Southampton. Order to 
cause ten of the thirty tuns of the wine of the right prise that the king 
lately ordered to be acquitted by him, and which are in his custody there, 
to be carried to Winchester castle, and ten tuns to be carried to Clarendon, 
and ten to Wodestok, to be placed in the king's cellars there. 

May 25. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews, and to William 
Westminster, de Middelton, deputed to collect the tallage lately assessed upon certain 
Jews of England. Order to cause to be taken into the king's hands all the 
debts, goods and chattels that were in the hands of Joceus le Joven, a Jew 
of York, on the day when the tallage was assessed, and to cause the tallage 
assessed upon Joceus to be levied thence for the king's use, and to permit 
Joceus to hare peace concerning his body in this behalf. 

May 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the king 
Westminster Jias pardoned the following men the sums mentioned, and order to cause them 
to be acquitted thereof, and to cause this to be so done and enrolled : Walter de 
Leweston, 3s. 4c?., Walter Fant of Leye, 3s. 4c/., Joceus de Lauceles, 3s. 4c/., 
Henry de Leye, half a mark, Henry Baret, 2s., John Karemy, 12c?., Geoffrey 
de Bernevill, 2s., Robert de Dunton, 3s. 4c/., Brian de Gowyz, 3s, 4c/., John de 
Tynhide, half a mark, William Payn, 12c/., John Barnage, 2s. , Henry Quarel, 
12c?., John le Gentyl, i2c?., Robert de Craunford, 12c?., Roger David of Broc- 
hampton, half a mark, John Trentedeus, 12c?., Ralph de Kuldeweye, 12c?., 
John de Walhop, 12c?., Henry Herefrey, 12c?., Richard Marcat, 12c?., Thomas 
de la Forde, 12c?., Thomas Proutfot, 12c?., Roger Aunfrey, 12c?., Alexander 
Fulere, 2s., Matthew Melksop, 12c/., Thomas Uppeheye, 12c?., Walter le 
Flik, 12c?., Adam de Corston, 12c?., Alfred (Alvredo) Longsomer, 12c?., 
William Boyl, 12c?., Walter de Burges, half a mark, Thomas le Joevene, 
12c?., William Germeyn, 12c?., Robert le Lung, 3s. 4c?., John de Howe, 12c?., 
Roger de Ponte, 12c?., William Borde, 12c?., Richard le Waleys of Piry- 
cumbe, 12c?., Thomas Blundel, 12c?., Boger le Keu, 12c?., Richard Payn, 
12c?., in which they were amerced before Master Richard de Clifford], 
late escheator this side Trent, because they did not come before him at 
Dorcestre. The king has also pardoned Jordan Poleyn, bailiff of the hun- 
dred of Shyreburn, 2s., Roger de Mouhaut, bailiff of the hundred of Bade- 
bir[y], 12c?., Henry, bailiff of the liberty of the manor of Frompton, 3s. 4c/., 
William de Padenor, bailiff of the hundred of Cokesdich, 3s. 4c?., and Robert 
le Chaumberleyn, bailiff of the hundred of Bere, 1 2d. y in which they were 
amerced before the aforesaid Richard for summons not made in their 
bailiwicks. The king has also pardoned William de Marleberg, 3$. 4c?., 
John de Blakemor, 12c?., David Lumbard, 3s. 4c?., John de Baleiak, 12c?., 
William de Welles, 12c?., Reginald de Ramesbur[y], 3s. 4c/., William de 
Tyderlegh, 2s., William Peitevyn of Mortisthorn, 3*. 4c?., John atte Mech, 
3s. 4c?., John de Suthperette, 12c?. ? Clement de Beuboys, 2s., Godfrey de 
Meyne, 12c?., Robert Aurey, 12c?., Thomas le Hunte, 12c?., William Tribold, 
12c?., Robert Bursy, 2s., William de Penerys, 12c?., Thomas Quarentham^ 
12c?., John de Fifide, 12c?., Roger de Plumbere, 2$., Simon le Blake, 12c?., 
Walter Duraund, 12c?., Hereward de Blanford, 12c?., Stephen Pinnok, 12c?.,. 
John de Clavvne, 2s., Geoffrey de Peoyton, 12c?., William de Clavill, 12c?., 
Thomas Russell, 12c/., Henry de Molendpno], 12c?., Mark de Clavill, 
12c?., William Vele, 12c/., Richard de la Verge, 12c/., John de Normanvill, 
32c?., William de Musters, 12c/., Thomas Peytevyn, 12c/., William de Bride- 
port, a mark, Richard son of Thomas, 2s., Richard Cresseben, 12c/., John de la 
Sterte, 12c?., Robert le Eyr, 12c?., Godfrey de Wyke, 16c/., Thomas Pens, 
20$., Geoffrey le Maszun, 12c/., William Jordan, 12c?., Thomas de Cjheite- 
cumbe, 12c/., Thomas de Bromeshuli, 12c/., Jordan de Stapelbrugg, 12c/., 
Nicholas de Rcropel, 12c/., William de Lagehull, 12c/., Richard de Capella, 
3$. 4c?., Robert del Hoke. 12c/., Henry de Rendecumbe, 12c/., Hugh de 



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1275. Membrane 15 — cont. 

Tolre, I2d., Philip de Eldj, 12d. 9 William le Whyte, 12d., William de 
Stalke, 12d., Nicholas Cole, I2d. 9 Stephen de Bonevill, 3*. 4 d., William de 
Bengeham, a mark, Robert Sweyn, 2s., Edmund de la Hyde, 12(7., William 
de Angulo, 12d., Robert de Pymor, 12^., William Germeyn, 12c?., Henry 
de Binham, 12c?., Thomas Sauvenappe, I2d. 9 William le Lung, 12d., Adam 
le Forester, 1 2d., Richard de Kyngeston, 12cZ., John le Whyt, \2d. y 
Richard Joie, 3s. 4d. 9 W T alter de Riston, 3s. 4c?., Laurence de Boys, 12c?., 
Thomas de Welles, 12c/., William de Lulles worth, 3s. 5c?., Stephen de 
Watercumb, 12c?., Robert Scot, 12c?., William Germeyn, 12c?., John de 
Waye, 12c?., Thomas de Mokerford, 12c?., Simon le Lorimer, 3s. 4c?., Peter 
Cruel, 12c?., William le Neymnn, 12cZ., William Vendut, 3s. 4c?., Walter 
Cbanflur, 3$. 4c?., Thomas Cosyn, 3s. 4c?., John the tailor (cis$on) 9 L2d. r 
Thomas de la Hyde, 12c?., Elia3 Daniel, 12c?., Luke de Stok, 12c?., Moses 
de Sidening, 12c?., John Basset, 12c?., Henry Welifed, 12c?., Elias Gemay, 
12c?., John Tilye, 12c?., William de Blakemor, 12c?., Ace de Limberg, 12c/., 
Walter de Neuchu[r]ch, 100$., Hugh Cole, 40c?., Thomas de Ardern, 12c?. r 
William de Langeho, 40c/., Henry Man, 12c?., John Puch, 12c/., Roger 
Anketil, 12c?., John Seled, 12c/., Hugh de Blinchefeld, 12c?., John le Peche, 
12c/., John Godman, 12c/., Henry de Serveton, 12c/., John de Melecumb,. 
12c/., John Bolemer, 12c/., Adam del Pre, 12c/., William de Porton, 12c/., 
John Folyot. 12c/., John Pawel, 12c/., Alexander de la Wyke, 12c/., Warin 
Crabbe, 12c/., William de Corndon, 12c/., Robert le Paumer, 12c?., John 
Tyrel, 12c/., Walter Schrogeman, 12c/., Hugh le Bercher, 12c/., William 
Russel, 12c/., Alexander de la Cumb, 12c?., in which they were amerced 
before the said Richard because they would not answer. The king has also 
pardoned Walter Padel, 12c?., John Gerveys, 2s., Henry de Sancta Barba, 
12c/., Walter Pyg, 2s. , Robert Caperun, 12c/., Walter Wythereswohe, 12c/., 
William Gryndegrec, 12c/., William Nel, 12c/., Alard Gele, 12d., John 
Purer, 12c/., John de Boun, 12c/., Reymund le Bedel, 12c/., William Belet, 
12c/., Nicholas Chaunterel, 12c/., Robert Caperun, 12c/., Hugh le Wyte, \2d. r 
Ralph Giffard, 12c/., Henry Pruer, 12c/., Thomas le Pirleye, 3s. 4c/., Richard 
de la Sale, 3s. 4c/., William le Due, 12c/., Malger de Wyndes[ore], 12c/., 
Alexander de Whytechurch, 12c/., in which they were amerced before the 
said Richard for contempt. 

Membrane 15-~Schedule. 

May 26. *To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause to be taken and imprisoned 

Westminster, until further orders William de Stokes, William Crul of Warham, Peter 
Page, Alan his brother, and Thomas de Holma, who came to the king's 
warren of Corf with bows, arrows and arms, and chaced therein, and took 
a hart there, and led the hart lo the sea, and put a cord about his neck, and 
dragged him after a boat, taking him towards Wyreberge in the launds of 
Caneford, and thence by night to the house of the said William de Stokes 
at Warham, and to cause their lands to be taken into the king's hands, and to* 
omit doing this in nowise, certifying the king of his proceedings. 

Membrane 14. 

[May 25.] f To Philip de Wilegheby, escheator bevond Trent. Order to pay to John 
[Westminster.] de Lithegrejnes 80 marks for a land'of John's in Midford and for the- 
advowson of the church of that town, and to receive from John his charter 
such as the escheator shall deem fit, made to the king's use for the land and 
advowson, and to bring the charter to the king to be deposited in the 
wardrobe. 

* This appears to be the draught of the writ. 

t Teste ut supra, referring to the order on pp. 174, 175. 



176 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. 

May 26. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 14 — cont. 
Saunford, escheator of Ireland. 



To Master John de Saunford, escheator of Ireland. Order to cause 
William de Valenc[ia], the king's uncle, and his co-executors of the will of 
Geoffrey de Lezyniaco, tenant in chief, the king's uncle, to have free 
administration of all the goods and chattels that belonged to GeoiFrey at his 
death, both in custodies and in other things, for the execution of the will, 
which goods and chattels were taken into the king's hands in execution of 
the king's order to the escheator, the king- believing that Geoffrey was 
indebted to the late king or to him at the exchequer, as it now appears to 
him that Geoffrey at his death was not bound to him in any debts. 

The like to Philip de Wilegheby, escheator beyond Trent. 

The like to John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent, 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. William de 
Yalencjja] has come to the king, for himself and the other executors of the 
will of Geoffrey de Leziniaco, and has shewn the king that whereas the king 
lately assigned to Geoffrey 200/. yearly, to be received at that exchequer 
from the debts in which John de Verdun and Geoffrey de Geynvill were 
indebted to the king, until the king should provide him with 200/. of land 
) early in completion of 500/. of land yearly granted to him by the late king, 
and the greater part of the said 200/. yearly is still in arrear to William and 
the other executors, and William has besought the king to cause all the 
arrears of that sum to be rendered to him and his co-executors for the 
execution of Geoffrey's will : the king, wishing to be certified, orders the 
treasurer and baron3 to search the rolls of the said exchequer, and to certify 
him what lands he granted to Geoffrey in Ireland before and after the said 
assignment, and what these lands are worth yearly, and how much Geoffrey 
and his attorneys received at that exchequer in ready money, and whether 
they recovered (se tenuerint) from the aforesaid John and Geoffrey the 
money aforesaid, so that the king should be discharged or not, in order that 
the king may cause to be done in the premises what he shall see fit by his 
council. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
a certain term on this side of Easter to be assigned to Ralph de Gorges, 
son of Thomas de Gorges, for the payment of six marks to Deulacres son of 
Master Elias, a Jew of London, if they ascertain by inquisition or otherwise 
that Ralph received that sum only as a loan from the said Jew, and to cause 
Ralph to be acquitted of all usuries and pains in which he is bound to the 
Jew by his charter by reason of the aforesaid debt, as the king has pardoned 
him the usuries and pains on condition that he pay the principal debt 
before Easter. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 



May 26. 

Westminster. 



To the same and to William de Middelton. Order to cause Cok Hagiin, 
the king's Jew of London, to be acquitted of the tallage lately assessed upon 
certain of the king's Jews of England, if he pay to the king his right tallage 
according to the quantity of a third of his chattels, and to permit his body 
to be in peace in this behalf, as the king causod the tallage aforesaid to bo 
assessed at a third of the Jews' chattels, then in his hands. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
the lands of Thomas de Chelewarton to be extended, and to cause terms to 
be assigned to him according to the value of his lands for the payment of 
the debts in which he is bound in the Jewry, saving reasonable maintenance 
to him and his wife and children, in accordance with the late king's writ 
remaining in the exchequer of the Jews, as the king learns that this matter 
has been delayed by reason of the late king's death. 



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May 27. To the treasurer of Ireland. Order to cause restitution to be made to 
Westminster, the friars Preachers of Roscoman and to others for the following money 
and goods taken from the friars' church, *as the king understands by 
letters patent of the bishop of Elphin and James de Aldithel[eye], late 
justiciary of Ireland, that the said James, during the disturbance between 
him and one who called himself king of Connaught, took from the friars' 
church 77/. lis. l\d. in money deposited therein by poor men of that 
county for fear of the disturbance, and also that James took from the 
church wheat, oats, and other victuals to the value of 8/. 2s. 7<£, and timber 
to the value of 16/., oats to the value of 11/. 6s. 8d., and wheat to the 
value of 24s. 4c?., all of which were converted to the use of James and his 
army then with him. 

To Geoffrey de ISTevill. Order not to aggrieve the burgesses of Scarde- 
burg until otherwise ordered by reason of the king's order concerning the 
making of an inquisition by Geoffrey and certain others touching the dispute 
between William de Percy, constable of the castle of Scardeburg, and the 
burgesses, as the king wills that the burgesses shall not be aggrieved by 
reason of that dispute. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to deliver Richard de Ipre, imprisoned at 
Rochester for the death of Groda de Norf[olkia], slain in the late king's 
time, in bail to six men of that county, who shall mainpern to have him 
before the king or his justices at his order, to be restored to the said prison 
to await the king's pleasure, if he be detained at the suit of the late king's 
peace and not by appeal or at the suit of another. 

May 27. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
Westminster. Ralph de Gorges to have term for payment at Easter next of a debt in 
which he is bound by charter to Deulacres son of Master Elias, a Jew of 
London, after enquiry concerning the debt, and, when Ralph shall have 
kept the term, to cause the said charter to be withdrawn from the chest of 
the chirographers of the king's Jews at London and delivered to Ralph, and 
to cause him to be acquitted of all the usuries and pains in which he is bound 
to Deulacres by the said charter, and to cause this to be so done and 
enrolled, as the king has pardoned Ralph the said usuries and pains on 
condition that he satisfy the Jew at the said term for the loan received 
from him. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews, and to William de 
Middelton. Order to cause two parts of a debt of 30/. under the names of 
Richard Pauncefot and Aaron le Blund, a Jew, to be levied, by Aaron's 
consent, for the king's use for the arrears of the tallage of Elias son of the 
said Aaron and of Iva, daughter of Sarah, his wife, and to permit Elias 
and Iva to be in peace for the arrears of the tallage so far the said two 
/' .parts suffice, as it appears to the king by the record of the justices and of 

William that the two parts are the debt of Aaron, and that the king lately 
caused the two parts to be taken into his hands by them. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause W. 
archbishop of York to be acquitted of 10/. in which he was amerced before 
the justices last in eyre in co. Middlesex for the common summons, as the 
king has pardoned him this sum. 

May 28. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause 20 marks to be levied from 
Westminster, the issues of the justices in eyre in that county, who will deliver to him 
their estreats by the king's order, and to pay that sunt to Solomon de Roff' 
one of the justices aforesaid, for his expenses in the office of justice in the- 



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The like to the same in favour of William de Saham. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Eudo la 
Znche and Milicent his wife, the second parcener and co-heiress of the 
inheritance that belonged to William de Cantilupo, to be acquitted of the 
relief that William owed to the late king for the lands and fees that William 
de Cantilupo, his father* held in chief, as the late king pardoned William 
this relief by his letters patent, which the king has inspected. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause to be replevied to Robert son 
of Roger de Claveringg his liberty, which the sheriff took into the king's 
hands because Robert's men are said to have imprisoned the king's bailiffs 
by Robert's order, as Robert has appeared before the king and has asserted 
that the bailiffs were not imprisoned by his order, and he has placed himself 
upon an inquisition concerning this. 

By J. de Lovetot on behalf of the king and council. 

May 29. To Thomas de Clare, steward of the forest of Essex. Order to cause 

Westminster. Master John the carpenter of Dover castle to have 100 oaks fit for timber 

in the wood of Kyngeswod, which is within the said forest, for the works 

of Dover castle, provided that the carpenter shall cause the said timber to 

be repaired (sic) out of the strippings (escaetis) of the said oaks. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause Master Geoffrey de Shanketon, 
king's clerk, whom the king is sending to the island of Lundeye to extend 
all the lands within the island, to have 10 marks for his expenses, 

To John son of Nigel, keeper of the forest of Rernewod. Order to 
intend together with the sheriff of Buckingham the repairs of the houses 
of the manor of Brehull, which the king has ordered the sheriff to make, 
and to cause the sheriff to have sufficient timber for this purpose. 

To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause the houses of the manor 
of Brehull to be repaired. 

May 30. To Philip de Wileby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause Joan, 

Westminster, late the wife of Robert de Sutton, tenant in chief, to have seisin of 9s. l\d. 
of rent in Cotum, which are in arrear to her of her dower of Robert's lands 
in that town. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until the 
coming of age of the heir of John Peyvere, tenant in chief of the late king, 
the demand for 80/. for the debts of Paulinus Peyvere, made upon Queen 
Eleanor, the king's mother, John de Brit[annia], and the other executors of 
the will of Beatrice, late the wife of the said John Peyvere, which Beatrice 
had the custody of John's land and heirs by the late king's commission, and 
to cause the goods and chattels taken for this reason to be delivered to 
them. 

To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to respite until the quinzaine of 
St. John the Baptist next the distraint made upon John's lands for the 
aforesaid sum, so that what 'ought of right to be done in this matter may 
then be done before the barons of the exchequer. 



Membrane 13. 

May 30. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Thomas de Valoynes 

Westminster, to be acquitted of 10 marks, in which he was amerced before Gilbert de 

Preston, deceased, the king's justice, because he would not swear in an 

assize arramed before Gilbert, as the king has pardoned Thomas, because 



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the late king granted to him by letters patent that he should not be put 
upon any assizes, juries, or recognitions, and that he should not be made 
sheriff, coroner, etc. or other bailiff of the king against his will during his 
lifetime. 

To J. de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. The abbot of Walemond 
has shown the king that whereas he demised his priory of Stratfeud to 
John, bishop of Hereford, for John's life, so that it should revert to the 
abbot or his successors after the bishop's death, the escheator has taken 
the priory into the king's hands after the bishop's death and detains it from 
the abbot as if the bishop had been enfeoffed thereof : the king, not wishing 
to injure the abbot, orders the escheator to make inquisition concerning the 
matter, and if he find it to be as stated, to cause the abbot to have resti- 
tution of the priory, with all goods and chattels and the corn sown in the 
abbot's lands, on condition that the abbot shall answer therefor to the king 
unless he can show that they ought of right to pertain to him. 

Cicely de Loketon, imprisoned at Scardeburg for the death of Henry 
Gretschank, wherewith she is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to 
bail her. 

June 2. John Thewe of Thornhawe, imprisoned at Northampton for the death 

Westminster, of Wolnoth (Walnothi) de Kempeston, wherewith lie is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Northampton to bail him. 

John Pauvel, Geoffrey Fauvel, Hugh Fauvel, Eichard Eidel of 
Wyteringg, Alan Swetinbedde, Eobert ie Scot, Nicholas le Clerc, David 
le Scot, Boger Aubeney, Peter Balle, Walter de Osegoteby, William 
Talimaly, Henry le Charetter, Hugh Kyng, Thomas le Graunt, William 
le Bret, Adam le Bret, Hugh Wrongers, Eichard son of Hugh de Thorn- 
hawe, William Harebare, Nicholas Duraunt, William Dene, Hugh 
Smach, and Eichard Segel, imprisoned at Peterborough for the death 
of Wolnoth (Wolneti) de Kempeston, whereof they are appealed, have 
letters to the sheriff of Northampton to bail them. 

June 4. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. John de Eyvill has 

Westminster, shown the king that whereas the late king pardoned John by his letters 
patent, which the king has inspected, all trespasses and excesses committed 
by him in the time of the disturbance in the realm, the treasurer and 
barons nevertheless exact a considerable sura from him by reason of the 
said trespasses and excesses ; the king, as he wills that John shall not be 
unduly aggrieved contrary to the said pardon, orders the treasurer and 
barons to see the said letters patents, and to cause John to have due 
pardon according to the tenor thereof, so that it may not be necessary for 
the king to be further solicited in this behalf. 

To the same. Whereas the late king, in the 53rd year of his reign, at 
the present king's petition and for the relief of the Christians, pardoned 
all Christians in the realm all fees and arrears of fees wherein they 
were bound to certain Jews, unless the said fees had been previously sold 
to Christians and had been confirmed by his letters or enrolled in the 
exchequer, and Simon de Insula is indebted to Gresseus son of Genta in a 
debt of 201. of fee and to another Jew in a debt of 16/. of fee, which fees 
were then in the late king's "hands by the resignation of the said Jews, as 
the king learns from Simon : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause Simon to be acquitted of the said fees together with the 
arrears thereof, and to cause his charters in the treasury concerning the 
said fees to be delivered to him, and to cause this to be so done and 
enrolled, although the fees falling to Simon were enrolled in the exchequer 
after the time aforesaid. 

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1275. Membrane 13 — com. 

June 3. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to receive William de la Clith, clerk, 

Westminster, whom W. bishop of Rochester shall cause to be delivered to him, and to< 
cause him to be kept in the king's prison of Rochester or Canterbury by 
the king's special grant until otherwise ordered by the said bishop. 

June 4. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Notification 

Westminster, that the king has granted to Queen Eleanor, his consort, all the debts, 
goods and chattels of Cok Hagin, a Jew of London, which pertain to him 
as forfeited according to the law and custom of his Jewry, because the said 
Jew is excommunicated, and did not a long time ago permit himself to 
be justiced according to the custom of the Jewry, and order to cause 
charters under the name of the *aid Jew and under the names of certain 
Christians to be withrawn from the chest of the chirographers of the 
Jews, and to cause all the debts, goods and chattels of the said Jew to- 
be delivered to the queen, as ought to be done according to the law and 
custom of the Jewry and has heretofore been the custom in like case. 

To Geoffrey de Gyenvill, justiciary of Ireland. It is shown to the king 
on behalf of Eudo la Zusche and Milicent his wife that whereas they hold 
only a fifth of a fifth part of the lands that belonged to William, sometime 
earl marshal, which [part] fell to the purparty of Eva de Breus[e], and 
they are prepared to satisfy [the king] for the relief due from Milicent 
for her portion of the inheritance, the treasurer and barons of the exche- 
quer exact from them 25 marks for the relief, whereas 5 marks only ought 
to be exacted from them : the king therefore orders the justiciary to make 
inquisition concerning the premises, and if they find it is so, to discharge 
Eudo and Milicent of what they ought of right to be discharged of. 

To the justices appointed lor the custody of the Jews. Whereas the 
king lately granted to Queen Eleanor, his consort, all the debts in which 
Norman de Arsy was bound to certain Jews of the realm, and ordered the 
justices to cause the debts to be levied according to the law and custom of 
the Jewry, and to cause the queen to have them, and she has not yet had 
the debts in which Norman was indebted to Aaron de la Rye and Moses de 
Clare : the king order the justices to cause the charters aforesaid {sic) 
to be withdrawn from the chest of the chirographers, and to cause them to 
be replaced after they have been made into bills (billicate), and to cause 
the debts to be levied and to be paid to the queen, and to cause this to be so 
done and enrolled, so that the queen may make her profit of the charters 
as shall seem most expedient. 

June 5. To the same and to William de Middelton, deputed to collect the tallage 

Westminster, lately assessed upon certain Jews of England. The king sends to them 
enclosed in the presents the petition of Aaron Crespyn, a Jew of London, 
and orders them to retain in the king's hands of the more clear debts of 
the said Jew in the treasury to the amount of the arrears of the tallage 
last assessed upon him, and to retain other debts of his, according to the 
tenor of his petition, and to cause the said debts to be levied for the king's- 
use, and to cause him to be acquitted of the said arrears, and to cause the 
remainder of his chattels in the treasury by reason of the said arrears to be 
delivered to him, and to permit his body to be in peace in this behalf. 

To the same. Order to cause* 1 Jacob de Oxon[ia], a Jew, if he find them 
sufficient security to pay the tallage last assessed upon him before Michael- 
mas next, or to render his body to prison at; the Tower of London within 
the quinzaine of that feast that the king's will concerning his body may be 
done, to have peace concerning his body in the meantime. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to execute 
the grnce that the late king granted to Peter Maunsell concerning the 



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extending of Lis lauds, in accordance with the said king's letter in their 
possession, as the king has lately continued the said grace. 

To the same. Whereas Master Samuel de Loun, the king's Jew of 
London, and Roesia his wife, who was previously the wife of Aaron son of 
Leo le Blunt, made line with the late king to have the chattels of the said 
Aaron and Leo, and the king afterwards gave 7 marks in which Alexander 
de Audehiry was bound to Leo, which debt was found amongst the chattels 
aforesaid, to the nuas of Ivingeho : the king, not wishing to do injury to 
Samuel by his said grant, orders the justices to cause the said 7 marks to 
be allowed to Samuel and Roesia in the fine aforesaid or in the other debts 
in which they are indebted to the king. 

June C. Thomas le Folur of Sadbergh and Johnson of Thomas de Ulveswath, 

Westminster, imprisoned at York for the death of Roger Feraunt, whereof they are 
appealed, have letters to the sheriff of York to bail them. 

To John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Christiana, late the wife of Richard de Snyterton, 
tenant in chief, upon her taking oath' not to marry without the king's 
licence. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to cause all the corn sown by the bailiffs 
of Eleanor, sometime countess of Leicester, in tha lands of the manors of 
Wexecumbe and Bedewynd, which manors belonged to her, and all the 
other goods in the said manors belonging to her to be delivered to Master 
Nicholas de Heyham, archdeacon of Bedford, and to Master Nicholas de 
Wautham, and the other executors of the countess's will, and to cause them 
to have full administration thereof for the execution of her will. 

The like to the sheriffs of Bedford, Hertford, and Buckingham concerning 
the corn, etc., in the manors of Luton, Grendon, and Weston. 

June 6. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Whereas 

Westminster. Edmund, the king's brother, holds all the lands that belonged to Robert de 
Ferar[iisJ until he shall be satisfied for 50,000/., as is contained in the 
deeds made to him and enrolled in the late king's rolls of chancery, and 
Robert is bound in divers debts ia the king's Jewry, which are exacted 
from Edmund by reason of the said lands : the king has granted to Edmund 
that no distraint shall be made in the said lands for the debts aforesaid so 
long as the lands shall be in Edmund's hands, saving to the king and his 
Jews recovery in other lands of Robert and his heirs and in the said lands in 
case they come to the hands of Robert or his heirs. The king therefore 
orders the justices to cause Edmund to be acquitted of ouch distraints, and 
to cause this to be so done and enrolled. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews, and to William de 
Middelton. Cresseus son of Abraham de Ulton[ia], a Jew, has come to 
the king and has shown him that they have tallaged him at a third of the 
30/. in which Roger de Whelton is bound to him by charter in the treasury, 
and not at more because he has no other goods upon which they could 
tallage him, and he has requested the king to receive the said 30/. wholly 
by the said charter so that arrest of his body for the tallage may not be 
proceeded to : the king therefore orders the justices, if it be so, to receive 
the said 30/. for his use, and not to take the Jew by reason of the tallage 
and not to proceed to the taking of his body. 

To John son of Hugh, keeper of the forest of Shrewsbury. Order to 
permit Roger de Mortuo Mari or his men to take three harts for the king's 
use in the king's forest of Longemynede, as the king has enjoined upon 
Roger, and to counsel and aid him in this matter. 



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May 12. To the barons of the exchequer. Whereas Andrew de Treverbyn 
Westminster, arramed an assize of novel disseisin by the late king's writ against Eobert 
de Boyton, Richard de Pengelly, William de Pengelly, Gregory de 
Pemmene, Thomas de Pemmene, Luke de Wya, Maurice de Uppeton, 
Gilbert de Lanwran, Roger de Lanwran, Nicholas le Ohauntour, Maurice 
Dyan, Roger Tok, Richard Taperel, John Dygge, Alice la Vedue, William 
de Trenhay, Roger Gervas[e], Gervase de Tolehan, John de Tollohan,, 
William de Pencoit, William de Cogtba, Edward de Rostonall, Robert de 
Rostonall, Ralph de Kellion, Osebert Taun, Roger Favinton, Roger 
Maumunt, Roger Bonde, Robert de Lantiwy, Reymbald de Lantywy, 
Martin de Lantywy, John de Horrebrugg, Richard Wytyn, and William 
Wyse, the elder, before Stephen Heym, the justice appointed for this purpose,, 
concerning a tenement in Ponyton, and he recovered his seisin against the 
said men by recognition of the assize and by consideration of the said 
Stephen, and also 10/. for the damages sustained by him through the 
disseisih, by reason whereof Stephen amerced the said men at 19| marks, to 
wit Robert de Boyton at 40$\ and each of the other disseisors at half a 
mark, which 19[-|] marks are exacted from them by summons of the 
exchequer, anil Robert de Boyton and Mary bis wife, feeling themselves 
unduly aggrieved by trie taking of the assize, caused the record and process 
of the assize to come before the said king in his court at a certain day, and 
after inspection thereof and consideration of the arguments (altercacionibus) 
between the parties, it was found that Stephen had not properly proceeded 
to the taking of the assize, and that he ought not to haVe proceecM to the 
taking of the same, because the aforesaid Mary, who was enfeoffed of thfe 
tenement jointly with Robert her husband by Geoffrey de Sulny, had her 
free tenement therein on the day when Stephen took the assize, and the 
assize ought not to have been taken without her being named in the writ or 
called in j udgment, wherefore it was considered in the said king's court that 
Eobert and Mary should have again seisin of the said tenement, and also 
the said 10/. that Andrew recovered for his damages, saving to Andrew his 
action by another writ against Robert and Mary if he wished to purchase a 
writ, as appears to the king by inspection of the record and process before 
the late king and before the said Stephen : as the king considers it unjust 
and not consonant with equity that Robert and the others shall be distrained 
to render the said 19^ marks when the judgment of the assize has been 
annulled, he orders the treasurer and barons to cause Robert and the other 
men to be acquitted thereof. 



Membrane 12. 

June 6, To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 
Westminster. Middelton. Order to cause Moses de Clare, or another to be named by 
him before them, to have allowance in the tallage last assessed upon him 
for the debts under the names of Norman de Arscy and the said Mose& 
Contained in the charters whereby Norman was bound to Aaron de la Rye 
and Moses, which charters the king lately ordered them to cause to be 
withdrawn from the chest of the chirographers of the Jews, when he 
ordered them to cause the debts contained in the charters to be levied for 
the Use of Queen Eleanor, his consort, [as at page 180, above'}. 

To the same. Like order for allowance to Aaron for the debts contained 
in the rolls of the king's Jewry under the names of the said Norman and 
Aaron. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the late king 
granted to Edmund, the present king's brother, 2,600 marks in aid of his 



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pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and Edmund has only received 600Z. thereof 
from the issues of the eyre of the justices last in eyre in co. Lincoln, as he 
says : the king orders the treasurer and barons to inspect the rolls and 
writs of the exchequer, and if they find it is so, to pay to Edmund as 
speedily as possible the remainder of the said sum from the moneys coming 
to the exchequer, for which the king will cause them to have a suitable 
writ. 

Simon Navegar, imprisoned at Aylesbir[y] for the death of John de 
Weston, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Buckingham 
to bail him. 

Robert Visdelou, imprisoned at Aylesbir[y] for the death of Henry le 
Clerc of Stratford, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Buckingham to bail him. 

June 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Augustine 

Westminster, son of John de Dunwyco to pay the 231. in which he is bound to the king 
at the exchequer by 67. 15s. at Michaelmas next, and by 5Z. [15$.] at that 
feast yearly until the whole sum be paid, and to cause him to have these 
terms according to the custom of the exchequer, and to cause this to be so 
done and enrolled, as the king has granted to him these terms. 

To the constable of the Tower of London. Whereas the king lately 
ordered the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and William de 
Middelton to permit Jacob de Oxon[ia], a Jew, if he found them security 
for payment of the arrears of the tallage last assessed upon him before 
Michaelmas next, and that he will render his body to prison at the Tower 
within the quinzaine of the said feast, to have peace as to his body until 
then, the king orders the constable to cause Jacob's son, who is detained in 
prison as a hostage for Jacob, to be delivered from prison in the meantime. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 
Middelton, deputed to collect the tallage lately assessed upon certain Jews 
of England. Order to cause the arrears of the tallage of Moses son of 
Moses de Clare, a Jew of Lincoln, to be levied from his clearer debts in 
the treasury, and to cause him to be acquitted of the arrears, and to cause 
the remainder of the debts to be paid to him, and to permit him to have 
peace as to his body, upon his paying to the king 10 marks of the tallage. 

June 8. To Philip de Wileby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to permit Roger 

Westminster, de Lancastr[ia] to hold in peace certain lands in Rydale, Amelsate and 
Loucrigg lately taken into the king's hands by the eseheator, as Margaret, 
sister and co-heiress of Peter de Brus, late the wife of Robert de Ros of 
W'erk, granted the said lands to Roger by her charter with the king's 
licence and will, to be held of the king in chief, doing therefore the service 
of a quarter of a knight's fee, according to the tenor of the charter 
aforesaid, which the king has inspected. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 100 
marks in which Robert de Tatersale was bound to the king by his letters 
patent to be levied from his lands and chattels for the king's use, and to 
cause them to be allowed to Matthew de Charroun, the king's serjeant, in 
the money that he owes to the exchequer of the 500 marks that he received 
there to make purveyances against the king's coming to England, as the 
king assigned the 100 marks due from Robert to Matthew for the 100 
marks that the king received from him as a loan, and he has many times 
ordered Robert to pay this sum to Matthew. 



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June 9. 

Westminster. 



June 10. 
Westminster. 



June 10. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 

Nicholas le Walkere, imprisoned at York for the death of John son of 
William in le Wra, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
York to bail him, 

Geoffrey de Plessinton, imprisoned at Lancaster for the death of Roger 
son of Henry le Fevre of Kirkehara, whereof he is appealed, has letters to 
the sheriff of Lancaster to bail him. 

Nicholas de Fraunkton, imprisoned at Okham for the death of Remigius 
de Arundell, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Rutland 
to bail him. 

To the constable of the castle of the Peak (Pecco). Order to pay, out 
of the first moneys to be received from the issues of his bailiwick, to 
Constance, late the wife of Henry de Alem[annia], or to Master Beymund 
his attorney, 50/. for Michaelmas term last of the 100/. that were assigned 
to her in dower from the king's lands there, unless she have had this sum 
previously by the king's writ. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William 
de Middelton, deputed to collect the tallage lately assessed upon certain 
Jews of England. Order to cause certain debts contained in a charter 
under the names of Bartholomew de Redham and Solomon son of Samuel, 
a Jew of London, which charter was delivered. to Queen Eleanor, the 
king's consort, to be allowed to Solomon in the tallage assessed upon him 
if as much be in arrear to the king, or to cause other debts in the treasury 
of the Jewry to the amount of the debts in the charter to be delivered 
in recompence, as the king has granted to the queen all the debts in 
which Bartholomew was indebted to any Jews by his charters. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
the charters whereby Thomas Basset of Weleham is indebted to Benedict 
de Lincoln [ia], a Jew, and to other Jews of the realm to be withdrawn 
from the chest of the chirographers of the Jews and delivered to Queen 
Eleanor, the king's consort, and to cause them to be replaced after they 
have been made into bills (billicate), so that she may make her profit out 
of them as shall seem fit to her, and to cause this to be so done and enrolled, 
as the late king granted to Eleanor all the debts in which Thomas is indebted 
to Benedict and other Jews, and she has not received the debts as the king 
learns, and the king wills that she shall have and recover the debts according 
to the law and custom of the Jewry. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the justices 
appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de Middelton. The 
king sends to them enclosed in the presents the petition of Isaac de 
Wylton[ia], a Jew, and orders them to inspect the rolls of his exchequer 
of the Jewry concerning an inquisition taken before them between Richard 
de Russynden and the said Isaac without Isaac's consent, as he asserts, and 
to cause to be done for the Jew in this behalf what ought to be done of 
right and according to the law and custom of the Jewry. 

To the constable of the Tower of London. Order to cause Nicholas 
de Gugehou, son of Nicholas de Gugehou, scholar (scolari) of Oxford, to 
have three tuns of wine to hold the feast of his inception,* of the king's 
gift, out of the king's wines of the right prise in the constable's custody, 
unless he have already had them. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Notification that 
the king has granted to Simon de Anesy, who is indebted in divers debts in 



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the Jewry, and whose lands now in his hands are extended at 106s. yearly, 
that he shall render to the Jews to whom he is indebted in such debts 
2\ marks yearly in equal portions, as the justices shall see lit to provide, 
saving to the king and his Jews their recovery of the debts aforesaid in 
other lands that belonged to Simon that he alienated after he had received 
the said loan in the Jewry. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William Beleth to be 
acquitted of three marks of gold in leaf weighing three marks (in folio pond, 
iij. marcarum) for the fine that he made with the late king to have the 
custody of his land, as he paid the said three marks in leaf weighing three 
marks to Arcaldus de Sancto Romano, then keeper of the late king's 
wardrobe, on Saturday the eve of Easter, in the 40th year of the reign, as 
appears to the king by inspection of the rolls of Arcaldus brought to him 
by William Grolafre by a bill thereot delivered by his hands to the king. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William 
de Middelton. Order to supersede entirely until otherwise ordered the 
execution of the king's writs that they have received for divers Jews 
concerning allowance or respite for the tallage last assessed upon them. 

To the same. Hakus son of Roesia de Ebor[aco], a Jew, has shown the 
king that whereas he has satisfied the king fully for the tallage last assessed 
upon him, they unjustly exact from him by reason of certain chattels in the 
king's hands under the name of Solomon son of Isaac, lately deceased, a 
certain sum of money by reason of the tallage : the king therefore orders 
them, if they ascertain that the said chattels were in the king's hands on 
the day when the tallage was assessed, and that they exact the said money 
from Hakus by reason of the aforesaid chattels and for no other reason, and 
that Hakus has satisfied the king in full for his tallage, to cause the body 
of Hakus, which is detained for this reason, to be delivered. 

June 11. To the same. Order to allow 40/. to Moses son of Jacob, a Jew, if 
Westminster. Master Odo de Westmonasterio satisfy the king at the exchequer for that 
sum for Moses, in part payment of the tallage last assessed upon Moses, 
and if Moses satisfy them for the remainder of the tallage. 

June 13. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver to Walter de 

Westminster. Wymburn all the rolls of justices whatsoever and of all inquisitions in the 

treasury, together with two or three chests wherein they may be kept, as 

the king has ordered Walter to receive all such rolls from them and to 

search them in order to certify the king of their contents. 

To Philip de Wileby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause dower 
to be assigned to Akyna, late the wife of William de Reingny, tenant in 
chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

The like to the escheator this side Trent. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 
Middelton. The king sends to them enclosed in the presents a petition of 
Deudone Crispyn, his Jew of York, and orders them to retain in his hands 
up to the sum of the arrears of the tallage last assessed upon Dendo out of 
the clearer debts in their custody under the names of the said Jew and his 
children, and other debts of his according to the tenor of his petition, and to 
cause him to be acquitted of the arrears aforesaid, and to restore to him his 
chattels taken into the king's hands for this reason, and to permit his body 
to be in peace in this behalf. 

June 13. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Juliana, laundress 
Westminster, of Queen Eleanor, the king's mother, 30 marks, which the king has granted 



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to her for the quit-claim that she made to him of the 6d. daily that she 
received at the exchequer by the late king's letter's patent for her main- 
tenance, receiving from her the said letters patent and also her letters of 
acquittance of the money aforesaid. 

June 13. To Luke de Luke and his fellows, the king's merchants. Order to pay 
Westminster, to John Ferre 1,000 marks, which the king owes to him for the quit-claim 
made by him to the king of certain of his lands in Jreland, which sum the 
king will cause to be allowed to them in their account. 



Membrane 1 2 . — Schedules . 

Letter of Sir Thomas Peche and Warin de Hereford, attorneys of the 
mainpernors of a covenant made between Sir John de Brutayne, on 
the one part, and Sir Humphrey de Boun, Sir Theobald de Verdeun, Sir 
Robert de Husford, Ivo (Iwon) la Suhche, Gilbert Peche, John de Boun, 
Hugh Peche, John de Eschaleyrs, knights, and William de Sey, notifying 
that whereas they are bound to make deliverance and to render to Sir John 
de Brutayne or his attorneys all the things arising from the lands that 
belonged to Aline la Mareschale of the time when they came into the hands 
of the said Sir John until (drek) Sunday after Holy Trinity, 3 Edward [I], 
to wit corn in the barns and in and out of garners, rents, services, reliefs, 
escheats, issues of court, herbages sold, turves, manures (meynhuverrez) 
until the said day, with all manner stock and with all moveable things; 
pertaining to the said Sir John, to wit ploughs, carts, and other minor 
implements (hutyz), with the easement of granges and houses until the corn 
shall be threshed (bateu) and delivered, and that the bailiffs of the said 
Sir John shall have full power to make distress in the aforesaid land as 
before until they shall have levied the things aforesaid and all the arrears. 
If it happen that any disturbance shall be made by them* or by the afore- 
said mainpernors whereby Sir John or his attorneys shali be damaged, they 
shall be bound in full [to the] said (sic) William Gerard to amend such 
damage without other proof than what he shall say (diret) that his lord has 
sustained. For the performance of these matters, they charge for themselves 
and their heirs all their lands and goods, and have taken oath upon the 
gospels for their performance. In testimony they have delivered to him this 
letter sealed with their seals, and they have caused these matters to be 
enrolled in chancery. Bone at London, on Thursday after St. Botulph, in 
the — year of the reign. French. 

June 7. To John, duke of Brittany. jThe king reminds him how the king of 

Westminster. France's council do not neglect (dimittit) those things that it may acquire 
for his profit provided tint any pretext, however small, be found. Lest 
therefore the council shall have occasion or pretext to detain further the 
land of the Agenois to the king's prejudice, which is the prejudice of the 
duke and of his [men], the king requires and requests him that, putting 
aside all occasion of pretext or hindrance that they take for detaining the 
said land from the fact that before the earldom of Richmond was assigned to 
the king's dear brother, the duke's son, by the consent and will of the late 
king, the duke received from L[ouis], late king of France, the value of the 
said land, doing to him homage for this reason, as they assert, he will 
interpose by him and his friends so that the said land may be assigned to 
the king's proctors without further delay. The king thanks him for being 
willing to assist in the last parliament the king's proctors and envoys in the 

* Evidently referring to Sir Humphrey de Boun and other principals, 
t This appears to be a draught. 



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court of France for the promotion of his affairs, and requests him to continue 
what has been so well begun in this behalf, writing back to the king his 
pleasure in all things with the confident expectation of obtaining them {cum 
optinendi jfiducia). 



Membrane 11. 

June 14. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Notification that 
Westminster, the king has pardoned Ralph de Gorges 40/. that he lately received as a 
loan from Deulacres son of Master Elias, a Jew of London, and also the 
pains and usuries of the same debt, and order to cause the charter aforesaid 
(sic) to be withdrawn and delivered to Ralph, and to cause him to be 
acquitted of the debts, pains and usuries aforesaid, and to cause this to be 
so clone and enrolled. 

To John de London [ia], escheatcr this side Trent. Order to cause the 
abbot and convent of Thame to have again seisin of the lands that belonged 
to Henry de Weston in Touseseya, which he sold to them, saving to the 
king his right in all things, provided that they do to him the services that 
pertain to him thence, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
escheator that the aforesaid lands are held of Robert de Wauncy and were 
wont to be held of him and of his ancestors in chief, and of no other, for 
20s. yearly, and that they are held in socage, by reason whereof the custody 
thereof is not due to the king or to any other, and the king has and always 

had suit and hidage only thence. 

# 

To the same. Order to deliver to Arnald de Bosco two parts of the 
manor of Great Claybrok, co. Leicester, which Nicholas de Haversham held 
of Arnald by knight service, and which was taken into the king's hands by 
reason of Nicholas's death, retaining in the king's hands the other third in 
order to dower Nicholas's wife therewith, saving to the king his right in 
all things when he wish to speak concerning this matter, as it appears to 
the king by inspection of the rolls of the exchequer that Nicholas held in 
the manor of Haversham in chief of the honour of PeVerel and not of the 
crown, and also that he did not hold elsewhere of the king in chief, so that 
the custody of the lands whereof he was seised in his demesne as of fee at 
his death and of the lands that he held of others by knight service may or 
ought not of right to pertain to the king. 

Geoffrey de Hayton, imprisoned at York for the death of Adam le Clerc, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail him. 

June 14. To John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Westminster. Stephen de Graveshende to have again seisin of the manor of Kannesby, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the manor, 
which John le Despenser, lately deceased, tenant in chief, held by the 
courtesy of England of the inheritance of Joan his wife, is held immediately 
of R. bishop of Lincoln, and that the bishop had seisin thereof as of hi& 
escheat for more than fifteen days after John's death, and that the bishop 
enfeoffed the said Stephen, his nephew (nepotem), thereof, who had seisin 
thereof until he was ejected by the sub -escheator, and that the said 
Joan held nothing of the king in chief at her death, so that nothing in the 
manor pertains to the king in name of wardship by reason of her tenure. 

To Thomas de Clare, keeper of the forest of Essex. Order to cause to* 
be delivered to J. bishop of London the bishop's park of Crundon, taken 
into the king's hands by reason of a deer-leap (saltatorii) that the bishop 
claims to have in that park. 



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To the justiciary of Ireland. Order to permit Walter de la Haye to 
have the custody of the county of Waterford and of the castle of Dungarvan, 
as he had before, and not to commit the custody thereof to any other, and 
not to amove him thence for so long as he conducts himself well in the 
custody or until otherwise ordered, as the king learns by the testimony of 
the justiciary and of other trustworthy men of those parts that Walter has 
conducted himself well in the custody, and that he has answered properly 
to the exchequer of Dublin for the issues thereof. By K. and C. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to deliver Roger dc Hatfeld, charged 
with the silver coming from false money or from clipping (retonsione) of 
money, together with the silver arrested with him, to Malcolm de Harlegh, 
Master Walter de Bathonpa], William Burnell, William de Wyndesor[e], 
Walter de Watford, and Joceus de Lond[onia], who have mainperned to 
have him before the king at his order, to stand to right when the king wish 
to speak against him. 

Like order concerning Peter de Ponte Lond[onie], mainperned by the 
said men. 

June 16. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 
Westminster. Middelton. Luke de Vyene has shown the king that whereas he is bound 
to Jacob de Oxon[ia], a Jew, in 16/. and 20 quarters of wheat by a charter 
under their names in the chest of the chirographers at London, and he 
satisfied Jacob for the said 16/. before the tallage lately assessed upon the 
Jews of England, and the charter was not withdrawn from the chest 
because he had not satisfied the Jew for the wheat, and the charter was 
taken into the king's hands after the tallage, nevertheless the* said 16/. 
together with the corn are exacted from him : the king therefore orders 
them to inspect the rolls of the Jewry, and if they find it is so, to cause 
Luke to be acquitted of the said 16/. and to cause the charter to be 
delivered to him, provided that he previously make satisfaction for the said 
corn. 

June 16. To Master Reymund de Nolmeriis, constable of Tykehull castle. Order 

Westminster, to cause William de Garlaund to have the 25 marks in which Constance, 

late the wife of Henry de Alemannia, is bound to William, which payment 

the constable shall make to William according to the tenor of Constance's 

order received by him. 

John son of John de Fulmere. imprisoned at Cambridge for the death of 
Fulk le Marescall of Fulmere, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Cambridge to bail him. 

Robert Folkes, imprisoned at Cambridge for the death of William Wyrm 
of Haselingfeld, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Cambridge to bail him. 

June 16. To the sheriffs of London. Order to receive from Gregory de 
Westminster. Rockesl[eye] and Poncius de Mora, the king's chamberlains of London, 
100 tuns of wine, which the chamberlains will deliver to them by the 
king's order, and to cause the wine to be carried to Westminster and to the 
Tower of London, as Hugh son of Otto, steward of the king's household, 
shall enjoin upon them on the king's behalf. 

To Roger de Clifford], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause William de Fennes to have six oaks for timber in Clarendon forest, of 
the king's gift. 

June 18. To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause 100 oaks to be felled in the 
Westminster, king's wood of Kingeswode, which is within the forest of Essex, and to 



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cause the timber coming from them to be carried to Dover, and to cause the 
king's carpenter of Dover to have 6d. daily for his stipends, and to cause 
the other carpenters to have reasonable stipends, for so Jong as they shall 
be engaged upon the preparation of the said timber, so that the carpenters- 
shall have the timber at Dover before Michaelmas next. 

June 15. To Philip de Wylegeby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause John 
Westminster, de Lytegreins, sheriff of Northumberland, to have 80 marks without delay y 
as the king lately ordered the escheator to pay that sum to John for the 
purchase of a messuage and an acre of land in Mitford with the advowson 
of the church of that town, which the king ordered John to buy for his- 
use, and the king learns that the escheator has clone nothing in the 
matter. 

June 18. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 
Westminster, account of Thomas de Bray, late sheriff of Buckingham and Bedford, for 
the time when he was sheriff there. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause ten tuns of wine of the right 
prise, which Gregory de Rokel[ey], taker of the king's wines at Boston,, 
will deliver to him, to be acquitted, to wit 20s. for each tun, and to cause 
them to be carried without delay to Thydewell near the Peak (Peccum) r 
there to be delivered to the king's bailiffs. 

June 19. To Bogo de Cnovill, keeper of the king's manor of Oswestry (de Albo> 

Monasterio). Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari to have the 11/. 

yearly from the mills and other issues of that manor that the late king 
granted to him, together with the issues thereof for the king's time. 

June 20. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to allow to the executors of 
Westminster, the will of John de Verdun, in the debts that John owed to the exchequer, 
the arrears of 25 marks yearly, which he was wont to receive at the- 
exchequer for the town of Drogheda, due to him at his death. 

Like letters in favour of Theobald de Verdun for the arrears of the said 
25 marks from the day of death of the said John, his father. 

June 20. To the barons of the exchequer. Notification that the king has granted 
Westminster, respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next to John de Warenn[a]„ 
earl of Surrey, for the 100 marks that he ought to have paid at Easter last 
of the fine that he made with the late king for a trespass charged upon him 
in the assault made upon Alan la Zuche in Westminster Hall, and order to 
cause him to have such respite. 

June 20. Walter le Heyward of Hormewode, imprisoned at Royston (de Cruce 
Westminster. Hoys') for the death of Agnes, late his wife, and of his abortive child 
(pueri), wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Hertford to* 
bail him. 

To Roger de Cliff [ord], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to* 
cause to be replevied to John son of John until the first assize of the 
justices for pleas of the Forest in those parts his woods of Pyrie, 
Wyntreslawe, and Ciriel, within the bounds of the forests of Whitlewode r 
Clarendon, and Savernak, which were taken into the king's hands by the 
justice for waste made therein. 

June 20. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore to John de Breteby, clerk,, 

Westminster, his chattels, which were taken into the king's hands by the sheriff upon 

his being imprisoned at Melton for certain trespasses wherewith he was 

charged until he could be delivered to the official of the archdeacon of 



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Leicester as a clerk in accordance with the ecclesiastical liberty, as he has 
purged his innocence before the official, as the king learns by the letters 
patent of R. bishop of Lincoln. 

To Philip de Wilegbeby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to restore to 
William [de*] Fressenede, citizen of London, 14 bovates of land in 
"VVhetelay and Herewell, saving the right of the king and of others, first 
receiving from William security that he will not sell the land to any one 
but the king and will not alienate it elsewhere without the king's licence, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de 
Burgo, the elder, before his death enfeoffed Adam de Novo Mercato by his 
charter of 14 bovates of land in Whetelay and Herewell, whereof Adam 
had seisin for two years according to the feoffment aforesaid, and that 
Adam afterwards enfeoffed the said William thereof, to be held in the 
same way as Adam was enfeoffed thereof by John, and that [William] was 
in seisin thereof from Michaelmas, in the first year of the king's reign, 
until Epiphany following, when Ralph le Botiller ejected William from the 
said laud and took it into the king's hands, by reason of his taking into 
the king's hands by the king's order the lands that the said John gave 
to the king by charter, wherefore the escheator still detains the lands from 
William. 

Membrane 11. — Schedule, 

June 3. To John de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Whereas it appears 

Westminster, to the king by inspection of the rolls of chancery that 40/. 5s. 9|A yearly 
of land and rent in the manor of Newebyr[y], which manor is extended at 
60/. ; and 53s, 8c?. of land and rent in the manor of Spenhamlond, which 
manor is extended at 15/. ; and 37s. 7id. of land and rent in the manor 
of Wodespene, which manor is extended at 37s. 7\d. ; and the manor of 
Crandon, co. Buckingham, which is extended at 557. Os. 5\d. ; and a 
knight's fee in Clafford, co. Southampton, which Richard Seward held ; a 
knight's fee in the same county that Alice de Rocheford held; three 
parts of a fee in Sonburn and Templeton, co. Wilts, which William Tale- 
mache held ; half a fee in Trumpeton, co. Cambridge, which Alan de la 
Hyde held ; half a fee in Clyve, co. Oxford, which Geoffrey de Wauncy 
held ; half a fee in La Bradeton, co. Wilts, which Robert Bernard held ; 
three parts of a fee in the same town, which Richard Paris held ; a quarter 
of a fee in Ramesden, co. Essex, which Simon de Craye held ; a fee in 
Esingdon, co. Buckingham, which William Talebot held ; a quarter of a fee 
in Morthec {sic), co. Devon, which John son of Richard held ; five fees in 
Offeleye, which William de Sancto Leodegario held ; four fees in Whit- 
chirche, Kenebelle and Wulsington, which the earl of Oxford holds ; half 
4i fee that Richard Beleug' held ; a fee that William de Sancto Albano 
held ; half a fee in Brayburn, co. Devon, all of which Eleanor, countess of 
Leicester, late the wife of William Marshall, earl of Pembroke, held in 
dower of the inheritance of the aforesaid William, fell into the purparty 
of the heirs of Eva de Brehus[a], sister and co-heiress of Walter Marshall, 
brother and heir of the said William, to be had after the death of the said 
countess, who "is now dead, as the king learns : the king therefore orders 
the escheator to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari and Matilda his wife, Eudo 
la Zuche and Milisant his wife, John de Hasting' and Humphrey de Boun, 
the heirs of the said Eva, to have seisin of the said manor of Crandon with 
appurtenances, of 40/. 5s. 9^d, of land and rent in the manor of Newebir[y], 
of 53s. &d. of land and rent in the manor of Spenhamlond, of 37s. 7\d. of 
land and rent in the manor of Wodespene, and also of the aforesaid knights' 

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fees, so that of the remaining 19/. 14s. §\d. (sic) in Newebyr[y] there shall 
remain to Roger le By[got], earl of Norfolk and Marshal of England, one 
of the parceners and heirs of the said Walter, 106s. 2d. of land and rent, 
and to Agnes de Vescy, Emery de Rupe Canardi and Matilda his wife, 
William de Mohun, John de Mohun, Agatha de Mortuo Mari and John de 
Bonn, the heirs (hered*) of Sibyl de Ferrariis, sister and co-heiress of the 
said Walter, 14/. 8s. \\d. of land and rent in the same manor, and the 
remaining 12/. 6s. 8d. of land and rent in the manor of Spenhamlond shall 
remain to Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, one of the 
parceners and heirs of the said Walter. 

June 3. To the same- Whereas it appears to the king by inspection of the rolls 

Westminster, of the exchequer that 26/. 2s. 7d. yearly of land and rent, with the chief 
messuage and park in the manor of Kemesing, which manor is extended at 
36/., and 1065. 2c/. yearly of land and rent in the manor of Neubyr[y], 
which manor is extended at 60/., which the aforesaid Eleanor held in dower 
of the inheritance of the said William, fell to the purparty of Roger le 
By got, earl of Norfolk and Marshall of En gland, one of the heirs of Walter 
le Mares [dial], brother and heir of the said William, to be had after 
Eleanor's death, who is now dead : the king therefore orders the escheator 
to cause Roger to have seisin of the premises, with saving of the aforesaid 
40/. 5s. 9\d. to Roger de Mortuo Mari and the others named in the pre- 
ceding order, and 14/. 8s. l\d. to Agnes de Vescy and the others mentioned 
in the preceding order, with provision that the remaining 9/. Vis. 5d. of 
land and rent in the manor of Kemesing shall remain to William de 
Valencia and Joan his wife, one of the heiresses (hered > ) of Walter. 

June 3. To the same. Whereas it appears to the king by inspection of the rolls 

Westminster, of the exchequer that the manor of Luton, which is extended at 85/. 95. 3|e/., 
and 14/. 8s. \\d. of land and rent in the manor of Newebirfy], which is 
extended at 60/., and which the aforesaid Eleanor held in dower of the 
inheritance of the said William Marshall, fell to the purparty of Agnes 
de Vescy, Emery de Rupecanardi and Matilda his wife, William de Mchun, 
John de Mohun, Agatha de Mortuo Mari, and John de Bohun, heirs of 
Sibyl de Ferariis, sister and co-heiress of Walter Mareshall, brother and 
heir of the said William, to be had after Eleanor's death, who is now dead : 
the king therefore orders the escheator to cause Agnes, Emery, and the 
others mentioned above to have seisin of the said manor of Luton and 
14/. 8*. \\d. of land and rent, with saving of 106s. 2d. in the manor of 
"Neubir[y] to Roger le Bygot, and of 40/. 5s. 9\d. in the same manor to 
Roger de Mortuo Mari and Matilda his wife and the others mentioned in 



the preceding orders. 



Membrane 10. 



June 20. 
Westminster. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Anselm 
de Gyse to be acquitted of 206*. in which he made fine before the justices of 
the Bench, in the second year of the king's reign, for a fine to be levied 
before the said justices, and to cause to be restored to him anything that 
may have been received from him for this fine, as the king has pardoned 
him the fine. 

To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause to be replevied to William Burnell until the first assize when the 
justices for pleas of the Forest come to those parts, his wood of Pimbelby, 
within the bounds of the forest of Hakeman, which was taken into the 
king's hands by the escheator for waste committed therein. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede until 
fifteen days from Michaelmas the demand upon Eudo la Zusche and 
Milicent his wife by reason of all the debts exacted from them under the 



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names of William de Cantilupo and George de Cantilupo, Milicent's 
ancestors, so that they shall not be aggrieved in the meantime for any 
terms not observed, as they claim to have terms for certain of the debts 
and quittances for certain others. 

To the bailiff of Wodestok. Order to cause the sheriff of Buckingham 
to have in the trench (trenchea) that the bailift is making in the park of 
Wodestok timber to make shingles (scindulas) for the works of the king's* 
houses of the manor of Brehull, as often as necessary and as the sheriff shall 
enjoin upon him. 

To J. de London[ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Andrew de Saukevill, son and heir of Jordan de Saukevili, tenant in chief, 
a minor in the king's^ wardship, and Ermintrude (Ermedruda), a damsel of 
Queen Eleanor, the king's consort, whom Andrew has maMied by the king's- 
precept, the custody of Andrew's lands until he come of age, on condition 
that the issues thereof shall be c6nverted to the profit of Andrew and 
Ermintrude during the cust6dy aforesaid, saving to the king the corn, 
hay and other things pertaining to the king now in the lands, whereof the 
escheator shall make profit for the king as he shall see most fit, as the king 
has granted this custody to Andrew because he wishes to shew fyim special 
favour. 

June 21. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to allow 

Westminster, to Master Thomas de Thedd[Chedd worth], keeper of the archbishopric of 

Dublin, reasonable expenses in coming into England for the expedition of 

certain of the king's affairs there and returning thence, unless he have had 

allowance by another writ. 

To the same. Order to allow to the said Thomas in his account at the 
said exchequer 40 marks yearly for the time that he had the custody of the 
archbishopric aforesaid, as the king's subjects supplying his place in, 
England committed to Thomas, then chancellor of the exchequer of Dublin, 
the custody of the archbishopric, then void and in the king's hands, and 
granted to him 40 marks yearly from the issues thereof for his expenses in 
the custody, to wit from Midsummer, 1271, until Midsummer following, 
and so afterwards 40 marks yearly for so long as he should have the 
custody. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Notification that 
the king has granted to Queen Eleanor, his consort, all the debts, goods 
and chattels of Cok Hagin, a Jew of London, except the tallage last 
assessed upon him and except other debts in which he is bound to the 
king, which goods and chattels pertain to the king as forfeit according to 
the law and custom of his Jewry, because the said Jew is excommunicated 
and would not a long time ago permit himself to be justiced, and will not 
now permit himself to be justiced : the king therefore orders thejusticesv 
if they find that it is so, to search the rolls of the "last tallage and of other 
things, and to cause whatever they shall find to be in arrear to the king to 
be levied for his use out of the better and clearer debts of the said Jew in 
the chest of the chirographers, and to cause the remainder of the Jew'a 
goods, debts and chattels to be delivered to the queen. 

June 21. To Geoffrey de ticheford, constable of Wyndesor[e] castle. Order to 
Westminster, cause Master Robert de Beverle, keeper of the works of the Tower of 

London, to have 30 oaks in Wyndesor[e] park in order to burn lime for the 

works aforesaid. 

Junq 22, To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Notification that 
Westminster, the king has acquitted the executors of the will of John de Burgo of all 



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pains and usuries that were exacted from them by summons of the exchequer 
of the king's Jewry, by reason of the debts in which John was bound to 
Manasser (Manserus) son of Aaron and to Haginus de Linc[olnia], Jews, 
to wit from St. Peter ad Vincula, in the first year of the reign, for two 
years following. The king therefore orders the justices to cause the exe- 
cutors to be acquitted accordingly, and to cause this to be so done and 
enrolled. 

To the same. Order to cause 500 marks that Manasser (Manasserus) 
son of Aaron and Haginus de Linc[olnia], Jews of London, received from 
the aforesaid John in part payment of the debts due to them from him, as 
appears to the king by the acknowledgment of receipt that the said Jews 
made before him, to be allowed to the executors of John's will in their 
account before the justices of the debts in which John was indebted in the 
king's Jewry, as ought to be done according to the law and custom of the 
king's Jewry. 

To John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Matilda, late the wife of Robert Waleraund, tenant in chief, to have seisin 
of a knight's fee in Cuberleye, 1| knights' fees in Berghton, and the advow- 
sons of the churches of Siston, Frompton, and Podynton, which the king 
has assigned to her in dower for a third of Robert's knights' fees and 
advowsons. 

To the bailiff of Kermerdyn. Order to cause Humphrey de Bohun, son 
and heir of Eleanor, wife of Humphrey de Bohun, co-heiress of William 
de Brehuse, to have seisin of the island of Stokholm, as the castle and 
manor of Haverford and all its appurtenances fell to the purparty of 
Humphrey and Eleanor, his wife, of the inheritance of the earl Marshal as 
of the value of 77/. 13s. 4^d. yearly of land, as appears to the king by 
inspection of the rolls of the exchequer concerning the purparty of the 
inheritance of the earl Marshal, and the island aforesaid is of the appurte- 
nances of the castle and manor of Haverford and fell within the extent of 
77/. 13s. 4:\d. aforesaid, as the king learns for certain. 

June 21. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Notification 

Westminster, that the king has pardoned Simon Unred, citizen of Dublin, the re- 
maining 60 marks of the 100 marks in which he bound himself to the 
king by reason of a dispute between him and William de Bristollpa], his 
fellow- citizen, of which he has paid 40 marks to the said exchequer, and 
order to cause him to be acquitted of the said 60 marks, and to cause this 
to be so done and enrolled. 

To the same. It is shown to the king on behalf of the citizens of 
Dublin that Maurice son of Maurice received from them as a loan, when 
he was justiciary of Ireland, 86/. 19s. Od. for the maintenance of the king's 
war against his enemies and rebels of those parts, for which sum the citizens 
have not yet obtained any allowance or acquittance : the king therefore 
orders the treasurer and barons to audit Maurice's account for the time 
when he was justiciary of Ireland, and to cause to be done for the said 
citizens what ought to be done in this behalf, so that it may not behove the 
king to be further solicited. 

To the same. It is shown to the king on behalf of the said citizens that 
James de Aldithel[eye], when he was justiciary of Ireland, received from 
them as a loan 189/. 2s. 6d. for the maintenance of the king's war against 
his enemies and rebels of those parts, for which sum the citizens have 
received no allowance or acquittance : the king therefore orders the treasurer 
and barons to audit the account of James's heirs and executors of the time 
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when he was justiciary of Ireland, and if they find that he converted the 
said sum to his own uses, they are to cause to be provided for the citizens 
from the heirs and executors what ought of right to be done, and to certify 
the king thereof, in order that he may cause it to be duly executed. If 
they find that the money was faithfully expended in the maintenance of the 
war, and not merely (tantum) in any other profit or utility of James and his 
[men], they are to cause due allowance to be made at that exchequer to the 
citizens and to the heirs and executors. The king has ordered the justice 
of Chester and the sheriff of Stafford to distrain James's heirs and executors 
to pass over to Ireland before the octaves of Michaelmas, so that they shall 
be at Dublin within the third week of that festival to render their account 
aforesaid before the treasurer and barons. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to cause 
the attorney of Nuto and Burgens[is] his brother, merchants of Florence, to 
have 20 marks for wines delivered by them to James de Aldithel[eye], late 
justiciary of Ireland, for the king's affairs in those parts, in accordance with 
the king's writ of liberate remaining with the treasurer and barons at the 
said exchequer. If by chance this payment cannot be made at present, 
they are ordered to send to the king under the seal of that exchequer the 
said writ or the king's transcript [thereof]. 

June 20. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Whereas Grilbert de Cur', burgess 

Westminster, of Ghent, lately demanded at the exchequer from the citizens of London 
730 marks in which they were bound to him by their letters patent in his 
possession for the late king, which sum the late king caused to be arrested 
by reason of a dispute between him and the countess of Flanders, and which 
the citizens lately delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains to be kept in 
deposit until the king should otherwise order : the king, willing that the 
aforesaid money, together with other goods and wares of the merchants of 
Flanders arrested within this realm, shall be delivered to the merchants 
of England according to the order and will of the late king and the ordi- 
nance made between the present king and the countess at Mustreoyl, in 
part recompense for the damages sustained by them in Flanders by the 
arrest and detention of their goods by the countess and her men, orders 
the treasurer and chamberlains to deliver the aforesaid sum to Thomas de 
Basing', citizen of London, and to Elinandus de Acra, clerk, for the use of 
the said merchants of the realm, to be distributed amongst the merchants 
as the king has enjoined upon Thomas nnd Elinandus. 

June 23. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to respite 

Westminster, until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next the demand upon Simon de Oreye 
for all debts touching the king's Jewry or to be paid to the king's Jews. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the said 
Simon to have respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas for all debts due 
to the exchequer for the tim'e when he had the custody of Rochester castle 
by the king's commission. 



Membrane 9. 

June 23. To the constable of Dover castle. Order to cause Peter le Pastur, Simon 

Westminster, de Erehelowe, "William his son, Charles Champeneys, Elias de Dale, William 
Koreis, Hugh Pertrich, Adam Purs, John de Wynterlond, Hugh de Sancto 
Gregorio, Robert le Cuver, John le Packer, and John his son of Sandwich, 
imprisoned by the constable in that castle for certain trespasses where- 
with they are charged, to be delivered from that prison upon their finding 



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mainpernors, to wit two men each of the said town, to have them before the 
constable in the court of Shipeweye to stand to right there concerning the 
said trespasses, according to the law and custom of the Cinque Ports. 

To J. de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause dower 
to be assigned to Margery, late the wife of Philip de Derley, tenant in chief, 
upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

To Philip de Wileby, escheator beyond Trent, or to him who supplies 
his place in Holdernesse. Order to supersede for three years distraining 
the abbot of Albemarle for his fealty for his lands, as the king has granted 
the abbot respite until then. 

Roger the shoemaker (sutor) of Little Harwedon, imprisoned at 
Northampton for the death of William Page, wherewith he is charged, has 
letters to the sheriff of Northampton to bail him. 

Thomas le Clerc of Helmeden, imprisoned at Northampton for the death 
of Hugh son of Robert de Cotesford, wherewith he is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Northampton to bail him. 

Matthew le Mouner of Daylinton, imprisoned at Northampton for the 
death of Thomas de Blakolvesle, wherewith he is charged, has letters to 
the sheriff of Northampton to bail him. 

Gilbert Pyngel and Eldreda his wife, imprisoned at Norwich for the 
death of Robert de Suterton, wherewith he is charged, have letters to the 
sheriff of Norfolk to bail them. 

June 29. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin. Order to pay 

Westminster, to Bonesius Bonanci, merchant of Flanders, 25/. or to allow this sum to 
him in the debts due from him to that exchequer, as he lately paid this sum 
by the king's order at Paris to Patrick (Parico) de Cadurcis as imprest, in 
part payment of the yearly fee that Patrick receives from the king for his 
maintenance in the king's service. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore to Thomas Purcel, clerk, 
lately arrested and imprisoned in Lincoln castle for certain trespasses 
charged upon him, his lands, which were taken into the late king's hands 
for this reason, as he has purged his innocence before R. bishop of Lincoln, 
to whom he was delivered according to the ecclesiastical liberty, as appears 
by the bishop's letters patent sent to the king. 

Robert le Sergant, Ralph Pope -of Hillington, William Trunch, and 
Robert his brother, Adam Spiring, John Spiring, Reginald Kawage and 
Roger his brother, William Tappe, Robert Spray, Robert Pavely, Geoffrey 
Polk, Toku3 son of Mable, Tokus Dolxing and Adam his son, imprisoned 
at Norwich for the death of William Kabbe, wherewith they are charged, 
have a writ to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail them. 

June 30. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William do 

Westminster. Middelton. Order to save William de Apeltrefeud harmless if he have 
made default at any term of payment contrary to the form of the 
indentures (cirographorwiri) made between him and certain Jews, as the 
king is bound to acquit him of 1,000 marks in his Jewry, if he be indebted 
in so much to Jews, in addition to the pains and usuries of the debt, which 
pains and usuries the king has pardoned him. 

July 2. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 

"Westminster. Middelton. Order to allow to Benedict (Benetto) son of Jacob de 

Linc[olnia], a Jew, in the tallage last assessed upon him the 85 marks in 

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which William de Apeldreffeld is bound to him by his charter, as William 
has acknowledged before the king, and of which the king is bound to acquit 
William according to agreement, and to restore to the Jew his debts, goods 
and chattels taken into the king's hands by reason of the said tallage after 
making the aforesaid allowance, if the Jew shall satisfy the king in full for 
the tallage. 

June 20. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 

Westminster. Middelton. Jorninus son of Abraham, a Jew, has shown the king that 
whereas he sold eight years ago and more to Roger Kokerel a debt of 10 
marks under the names of William de Kineston and of Jorninus, the 
collectors of the tallage last assessed upon the Jews of England, believing 
that the debt was in the hands of Jorninus at that time, tallaged him at 
four marks by reason of it : the king therefore orders the justices and 
William to inspect the rolls of the Jewry, and if they ascertain that it is as 
stated, to discharge Jorninus of the aforesaid four marks in the tallage. 
If outlawry have been promulgated upon the Jew for this reason and for 
no other, the king wholly pardons it to him. 

June 20. To Guncelinus de Badelemere, justice of Chester. Order to buy 20 
Westminster, tuns of wine, and to cause them to be placed in Chester castle, and to cause 
provision to be made of 20 other tuns, which he shall cause to be deposited 
and kept safely in the town of Chester, so that the king, who is coming to 
Chester about the feast of Assumption, may have the latter 20 tuns if he 
need them. He is also ordered to provide 100 oxen and sheep, 60 swine, 
200 sheep, 40 or 50 quarters of old corn and 10 or more [quarters] of new 
corn, and 100 quarters of oats, and to have all these things ready by the 
king's arrival. 

June 20. To the same. The king sends to him enclosed in the presents transcript a 
Westminster, of his letters directed to Llewelyn (Leulino) son of Griffin, prince of Wales, 
and orders him to cause to be made known the letters by two discreet abbots y 
who shall deliver them to Llewelyn on the king's behalf, and to signify to the 
king Llewelyn's answer, and to cause the abbots to intend to the premises in 
all ways, and he is not to omit this in any manner as the king specially trusts 
in him. He is also ordered to cause Chester castle to be cleaned against 
the king's arrival there, and to cause the king's houses there to be repaired 
where necessary. 

To Philip de Wyleby, escheator beyond Trent. Whereas the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert de Warthewik, sub- 
escheator in co. Cornwall (sic), ejected Robert de Brus and Christiana his 
wife from certain lands in Garnelesby and Glassanby, delivering five parts- 
thereof to Robert de Hampton, Walter de Twynham, Walter de Corry, 
Patrick de Suthayk, Patrick Trump, and Matilda, late the wife of 
Roland de Carrig, the five parceners of the inheritance of Helewysa, late 
the wife of Eustace de Balliolo, amongst other lands falling to them by 
right of inheritance, and that Robert and Christiana arramed an assize of 
novel disseisin against the sub-escheator, Robert, Walter, Walter, Patrick, 
Patrick and Matilda before Guiscard de Charr[un] and W. de Northburg, 
whereby the said parceners, after the assize had been taken, rendered and 
quit-claimed the five parts to Robert and Christiana as the right and 
inheritance of Christiana, and that the aforesaid escheator still detains the 
sixth part of the said lands from Robert and Christiana by the said disseisin 
by reason of Richard son of Richard de Kyrkewryde (sic), the sixth heir of 
the aforesaid inheritance, a minor in the king's wardship : the king, 
reflecting that he cannot detain the sixth part in his hand by reason of the 
disseisin aforesaid without injury to Robert and Christiana, orders the 



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escheator to restore it to them, with all things received from it since it waft 
taken into the king's hands, saving to the heir aforesaid when he come of 
age his right if he wish to speak concerning it. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Eoger le 
Bigot, earl of Norfolk, nephew and heir of Roger le Bigot, sometime earl of 
Norfolk, to be acquitted of 311/. 10s. Od. exacted from him for an aid for 
the late king's passage into Grascony in the 26th year of his reign, as it is 
found that the deceased earl was with the late king in Gascony in that 
year, and that he had his service in the said king's war there, wherefore he 
ought to be acquitted of the said sum. 

Richard de Dodemoneston and Philip de Dodemoneston, imprisoned at 
Bruges for the death of John Albert and AUce his wife, v/herewith he is 
charged, have letters to the sheriff of Salop to bail them. 

Richard de Bulecote, vicar of the church of Bingham, imprisoned at 
Notingham for the death of Grctre [or Grecia?] de Bulecote, wherewith he 
is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Notingham to bail him. 

June 24. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 
Westminster. Middclton. Order to allow to Cok son of Haginus, a Jew, in the debts 
that he owes to the king at the exchequer of the king's Jewry, the 
85 marks in which William de Apeltrefeid was indebted to Cok by his 
charter, as William has acknowledged before the king, and to restore to 
Cok his chattels taken into the king's hands. 



July 5. 

Westminster. 



To the same. Order to allow to Master Elias, a Jew of London, 
60Z. 10s. 4:d. in the tallage last assessed upon him or in the debts that he 
owes to the exchequer of the king's Jewry, if it appear to them by the letters 
patent that Master Elias has from Arnald Grarsye, attorney of Peter de 
Burdeg[ala], that Elias paid the above sum for the king for wines taken 
from Arnald for the expenses of the king's household, unless Elias has 
previously had allowance, and to receive the said letters patent from him 
after the allowance, and to restore them to the king. 

Simon atte Shamel, imprisoned at Relegh for the death of Thomas de 
Wodeham, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Essex to 
bail him. 



Membrane 9d — Schedules. 

June 19. To G. the pope. He lately ordered the king by his letters to cause to be 
Westminster, assigned in full to Master R. de Nogeriis, the pope's chaplain, the yearly 
census in which the pope asserts that the king is bound to the Roman 
church by reason of his realm of England, for the last eight years, and the 
king lately received other letters of the pope's containing that whereas the 
king caused the answer to the petition for payment of the said census, which 
the said chaplain had expounded to him, to be reserved for deliberation 
of the council of proceres of the realm in parliament, which is usually 
celebrated in England about the octaves of the Resurrection, because at the 
time of the receipt of the said letters the king had newly undertaken the 
government of his realm, the king would now cause full satisfaction to be 
made to the said chaplain for the census without further delay. The king 
confesses that he called together the prelates and proceres of his realm in 
the octaves pf the Resurrection last, and that he there ordained many 

things concerning the amelioration of ti^ state of " ~ 

the reform of the realm, and for the increase c 



■f the English church and 
the profit of the people, 



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multitude of matters needing reformation, the said chaplain meanwhile 
beseeching that due answer should be made to him, the king was seized 
with a serious bodily illness, which much impeded the completion of many 
other matters and the deliberation upon the petition aforesaid, for which 
the king grieves, and so the parliament was dissolved by reason of the said 
illnes?, from which the king begins to recover. For this reason the king 
was unable to have deliberation with the prelates and proceres concerning* 
the petition, without whose counsel the king -cannot answer the pope in 
this matter, and he is bound by the oath taken at his coronation to 
presenc uninjured the rights of his realm, and not to do anything 
touching the crown of the realm without requesting their counsel, The 
king therefore requests the pope not to be annoyed because he cannot 
answer at present as the pope desires, and to hold him excused. The king 
wishes him to know for certain that in the next parliament, which he 
intends celebrating before Michaelmas, he will, after he have had and 
communicated counsel with the prelates and proceres, give the pope an 
answer by their council. [Pari. Writs; Prynne, Records, iii. 1 58.] 

June 4. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Amicia de Saj 

Westminster, and John her son have fchown the king that whereas by a recognisance 
made before the -treasurer and barons of the exchequer between them and 
Haginus son of Moses, a Jew, they agreed, for a fine of 200 marks made 
with him, which Amicia paid, that the said Jew should acquit Amicia and 
John against all Jews of all debts in which they were then bound by their 
charters, and Amicia and John were then bound by their charter to 
Benedict son of Cok, a Jew, in 140/., which charter was afterwards 
delivered to Queen Eleanor, the king's consort, for queen-gold (auro) in 
which the said Jew was indebted to her, and Haginus has hitherto not 
taken care to acquit Amicia and John of the said sum, whereby the said 
charter is still detained from them : the king therefore orders the justices, 
if they ascertain by the aforesaid recognisance that it is so, to cause 
the charter for 140/. to be delivered to Amicia and John, and to cause 
them to be acquitted of the sura contained therein, and to cause this to be 
so done and enrolled. It is provided that another charter of Hagin's now 
in the treasury, which was taken into the king's hands for his tallage, shall 
be delivered to the queen up to the said sum. 

By the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. 

Membrane 8. 

* Robert By set, imprisoned at Rochester for the death of Gervase de 
la Bataille, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Kent to 
bail him . 

* To GL earl of Flanders and Hainault. Whereas it is contained in the 
form of peace lately made at Moustroyl between the king, on the one part, 
and the count and his mother, on the other, that the king shall cause it to 
be inquired what goods and how much have been arrested by the late king 
and by him, or at his order, by reason of the dispute between the king and 
the count, of the goods of Flemings in the realm or at sea, and also what 
goods and how much of the king's merchants of England, Ireland, and the 
Marches of England were arrested and detained in Flanders by the said 
countess or her men, and that the king shall certify the count by his letters 
of what he should find, and also the king granted that the total of the goods 
of Flemings found in England shall fall to the merchants of Flanders (sic) 



* The date intended by tko ut supra of the roll is, no doubt, 5 July of the last enrolment but one on 
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in part payment of the English goods arrested in Flanders, so that the count 
shall acquit the king (vos acquietet et nos) and his men against all merchants 
of Flanders upon whom and from whom the said goods were arrested, upon 
condition that if the total of the Flemish goods thus arrested in England 
shall not suffice to pay in full the sum of the goods of English merchants 
arrested in Flanders or at sea, the count shall cause the king to he satisfied 
at the king's order, and for this should find the king security, and if 
the total of the English goods thus arrested shall not attain to the total 
of the Flemish goods arrested, the king shall cause it to be paid fully to the 
count : the king therefore signifies to the count that he found by inquisition 
before John Bek and Fulk Lovel, deputed by the king to hear these matters, 
made by four merchants on the side of the Flemings and by four 
merchants on the side of the merchants of England elected for this purpose, 
that the goods of merchants of England, Ireland, and the Marches of Wales 
arrested in Flanders amount to the sum of 10,627/. 10s. 2\d. sterling, and 
that the goods of Flemings arrested in England amount to the sum of 
5,871/. 13s. 2-|e/, sterling, which being subtracted from the former sum, 
leaves 4,755/. 17 s, Od. for which the count is bound to answer to the king, 
and [the count is bound to answer] for 730 marks sterling, unless he 
satisfy Gilbert de Our', burgess of Ghent, for that sum, which is not 
reckoned in the preceding sum in which the count is bound for the use of 
the king's merchants. It is, however, provided that if any merchant of the 
king's or of the count's merchants can show that a false debt has been exacted, 
the king is bound to satisfy the count or the count the king, as the case 
may be. The king therefore orders {sic) the count to send the aforesaid sums 
of 4,755/. 17s. Od. and of 730 marks, unless he satisfy Gilbert for the latter, 
to the king at the octaves of St. Mary to satisfy therewith the merchants 
aforesaid, and to provide that if the count satisfy Gilbert, the bond of the 
citizens of London that Gilbert has shall be restored to the citizens. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William 
de Middelton. Order to allow to Benedict son of Abraham, a Jew of Win- 
chester, in the tallage last assessed upon him the 60/. in which William de 
Appeltrefeud is bound to him by charter, as William has acknowledged 
before the king, of which sum the king is bound to acquit William 
according to the agreement between him and William, and after this allow- 
ance shall be made, to cause Benedict's debts, goods and chattels, taken 
into the king's hands by reason of the tallage to be restored to him, if he 
satisfy the king in fall for the tallage. 

Vacated, because otherwise below. 

To the same. Order, if the debt be attermined in which Simon de Anesy 
was bound to Elias de Donecastr[ia], a Jew, by his charter sent by the 
justices and William to the exchequer of the Jewry, by the king's order, to 
retain the part that the Jew has in the debt for the king's use, and to search 
the rolls in their custody concerning the payment of the tallage last assessed 
upon the Jew, and to allow to the Jew the said part in the arrears of the 
tallage aforesaid, and when the allowance have been made, if the tallage have 
been paid in full, to cause the Jew's body, arrested for this reason, to be 
delivered, and to cause his chattels, taken into the king's hands for this 
reason, to be restored to him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to William de 
Midd[elton]. Order to' cause the 60/. in which William de Appeltrefeld 
is bound to Benedict son of Abraham, a Jew of Winchester, by his charter, 
as William has acknowledged before the king, of which sum the king is 
bound to acquit William by the agreement made between them, to be 
♦ allowed to Benedict in the 100/. that remain to be rendered of his tallage 



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of the 5,000 marks assessed upon the community of the Jews of London in 
the late king's time, and to cause the remaining 40/. to be levied of the 
more clear debts of Benedict for the king's use, and to cause Benedict to be 
acquitted of the aforesaid 100/., and to cause this to be so done and enrolled, 
and to supersede entirely the taking of his body for this reason. 

July 10. To Thomas de Clare, steward of the forest of Essex. Order to cause 
Kempton. Master Robert de Beverlaco, keeper of the works of the Tower of London, 
(Kenynton.') to fc ave iqq aks in the park of Havering and 120 oaks in the park of 
Hadlee, for the king's works aforesaid. 

To John de London[iaJ, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
dower to be assigned to Margery, late the wife of Oliver de Popehull, 
tenant by knight service of Robert Waleraund, whose heir is a minor in 
the king's wardship, upon her finding security not to marry without the 
king's licence. 

To the same. Order to cause William de Gyvelton to have seisin until 
the quinzaine of Michaelmas of his manor of Chereberwe, which the 
escheator lately took into the king's hands for divers causes, and to deliver 
to him any issues received from it. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John Wyger, sheriff of 
Devon, to be acquitted of the 100s. in which they lately amerced him 
because he did not come before them at the exchequer on Monday the 
morrow of the close of Easter last to make his proffer there, as the king 
has pardoned him this amercement. 

July 10. To John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause to 

Kempton. be assigned to Agatha de Mortuo Mari, daughter and co-heiress of Sibyl, 
late the wife of William de Ferr[ariis], sometime earl of Derby, the chief 
messuage of the manor of Luton, which remains to be divided between the 
co-heirs of Sibyl of the lands that fell to Sibyl of the inheritance of the 
earl Marshal, to be assigned beyond the extent of her purparty of the 
said manor, according to the partition of the inheritance aforesaid, as in the 
partition of the castles, chief messuages and lands that fell to Sibyl made 
between her co-heirs a castle or chief messuage was assigned to each of 
them except Agatha beyond the extent of their purparties. 

To Philip de Wileby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to restore to Hugh 
de Eure the manor of Kirkelawe and the park of Mitford, with everything 
received thence, to be held until the next parliament, which will be in the 
quinzaine of Michaelmas next, if the escheator took them into the king's 
hands because Roger Bertram alienated them to Hugh without the king's 
licence, at which quinzaine the escheator shall inform the king, so that the 
king may cause to be done by his council in this matter what ought of right 
to be done. 

To the same. Order to restore to John dc Cotun the 100s. of rent that 
he receives of the grant of Alexander de Balliolo from Alexander's mill in 
Bywell, which rent the escheator has taken into the king's hands by reason 
of its alienation, to be held until the next parliament [etc. as in preceding 
enrolment] . 

To Philip de Wilegby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Geoffrey de Tylloll the custody [of the manor of Gargou], as the king learns 
by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert de Ros of Werk at his 
death held nothing of the king in chief in the escheator's bailiwick, but 
that he held the manor of Gargou of Sapiencia, late the wife of William de 



3 EDWARD I. 201 



1275, Membrane 8 — cent* 

Kariiolo, the younger, and that Robert's reeve of Gargou paid yearly 32c?. 
for cornage to the king's exchequer at Carlisle for Sapieneia, and that 
he did no other service to the king, and that Sapieneia bequeathed the 
said (sic) custody during the minority of Robert's heir to Geoffrey in her 
last will. 

July 10. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 

Kempton. Middelton. Whereas Amicia, late the wife of William de Say, lately made 
fine with Haginus, a Jew of Loudon, for John her son by a certain sum 
for which the Jew has been satisfied, as the treasurer and barons of the 
exchequer have informed the king, on condition that the Jew should acquit 
John of all debts in which he is bound to the king's Jews by charters, 
wherefore the king lately ordered the justices and William to cause to be 
delivered to John a charter of 140/. under the names of John and Benedict 
(Benetti) son of Cok, a Jew, which was taken into the king's hands for the 
tallage last assessed upon Benedict, and Haginus has not satisfied Benedict in 
anything of the said 140/., as the king learns from Benedict's complaint : the 
king therefore orders the justices arid William, if they ascertain that it is 
so, to allow the said 140Z. to Benedict in the tallage last assessed upon him, 
provided that they cause this sum to be levied for the king's use from the 
goods and chattels of Haginus. 

To the same. Order to cause Moses son of Jacob, a Jew, to have 

alleviation in his tallage if a debt of 20 marks in which Walter de Ruddestan 

. was bound to him has been attermined, as the king caused all the said Jew's 

debts to be taken into his hands for the tallage due to him, and afterwards 

caused the said debt to be attermined. 

Richard Cumpynne and Agnes his wife, imprisoned at Eye for the death 
of an unknown man, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff 
Suffolk to bail them. 

To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause Hugh de Benethale, im- 
prisoned for trespasses committed by him in co. Salop, to be conducted to 
Bragg', there to be delivered to the keeper of the gaol of that town. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause to be 
delivered Sampson son of Master Miles de Staunford, Samuel son of 
Maneser de Lincoln, Vives son of Garsyas, Abraham son of Dyeya of 
Holm, Elias son of Ursel de Lin[colnia], and Abraham son of Samuel, 
imprisoned at the Tower of London for their tallage, and to permit them 
to have peace as to their bodies until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, 
and to cause the tallage assessed upon them to be levied in the meantime 
from their more clear debts, so that unless they pay their tallage in full 
at the said quinzaine, they shall revert to prison, there to await the king's 
grace. 

To Stephen de Penecestr[ia], constable of Dover castle. Order to cause 
the master and brethren of the king's hospital of God's House, Dover, to 
have seisin of a plot of land in Dover adjoining their house, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the plot, which adjoins 
the said house, in which the poor and infirm are admitted, which piot the 
master and brethren have besought the king to grant to them in order to 
construct a column for the widening of the said house, is held of the king 
and of no other, and that the king receives nothing from it yearly, and was 
not wont to receive anything from it, and that he might grant it to the 
master and brethren for this purpose without any nuisance or damage to 
him and without injury to any one else, and that his street there is wide 
enough, and would still remain sufficient for going, riding, driving (fugandi) 



202 



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1275. 



July 15. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 8 — cont. 
with carts, and carrying with \vaggon3 {karris), and the king has granted 
the plot to the master and brethren in order to construct the column, to 
have to them and their house for this purpose for ever. 

Baldettus de Fylers, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of William de 
Normanton, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Lincoln 
to bail him. 

To Bartholomew le Jevene, constable of Bristol castle. Order to pay 
to Hugh de Malvern [ia], keeper of the forest of Kyngeswode, l\d. daily 
for the maintenance of himself and of three foot Serjeants, for so long as he 
shall have that custody. 



July 15. 

Windsor. 



July 16. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 7. 

Robert le Clerc of Sadinfon, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of 
Gilbert in le Birne of Kirnington, wherewith he is charged, has letters to 
the sheriff of Lincoln to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. If they ascertain by 
record of the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and by inspec- 
tion of the rolls of the king's Jewry that Andrew le Cramare satisfied Cok 
Hagini, a Jew of London, for 10 marks at the term agreed upon, for a debt 
of that amount in which Andrew was bound to the said Jew by a star, they 
are ordered to deliver to Andrew a charter made under the names of Andrew 
and Cok for this debt, which charter was taken into the king's hands and 
is in the treasury for the tallage last assessed upon the said Jew. 

"fo Anthony du Bek, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who 
supplies his place. It is shown to the king on behalf of John Pynchepol, 
Richard son of William, Stephen le Teler, and Robert Noteman that 
whereas Thomas de Sandwyco, sheriff of Essex, — because John de 
Lassaundr[e], the king's bailiff at Mangeden, wished to attach a felon 
within the liberty of Robert son of Roger, where hue and cry was raised 
by the said felon and by other men, so that the bailiffs of the liberty took 
and imprisoned the king's bailiff and the felon — charged the said John, 
Richard, Stephen, and Robert, who came to the said hue and cry in order 
to keep the king's peace, with taking and imprisoning the said king's 
bailiff, and the said Thomas afterwards caused them to be taken and 
imprisoned, and extorted grievous ransoms from them, whereupon the king 
appointed John de Cobeham andElias de Bekingham his justices to enquire 
as to the truth of the premises by the oath of men of the vicinity of 
Manggeden at a day and place to be provided before Midsummer last, and 
the said justices ordered the sheriff to cause men to come before them for 
this purpose, and the sheriff at that date caused men from a distance and 
not of the vicinity who were ignorant of the truth and certainty of the 
deed aforesaid to come before the justices, and the justices, when it was 
found that John, Richard, Stephen, and Robert were being treated 
maliciously, would not proceed to take the inquisition by such recognizors 
and would not commit John, Richard, Stephen, and Robert to the will or 
custody of the sheriff, but committed them to the constable to be kept in 
the Tower until the king should otherwise order : the king, compassion- 
ating their grievances, orders the constable to deliver each of them in bail 
to twelve mainpernors, who shall niainpern to have them before the king 
in fifteen days from Michaelmas or at another time at the king's order to 
stand to right if he or the said Thomas wish to speak against them in this 
matter. 



3 EDWARD I. 203 



127 5* Membrane 7 — cont. 

Nicholas le Taillur of Maydenestau, imprisoned at Maydenestan for the- 
death of a woman unknown, has letters to the sheriff of Kent to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has given respite until Easter next to Hugh de Corteney for 100L 
exacted from him by summons of the exchequer for his relief, and order to 
cause him to have such respite. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order not to permit strange 
merchants to stay in the city after the fortieth day after their entry into 
the city with their wines and other wares to trade there, without the 
king's special licence, but they shall sell their wines and wares within the 
said forty days, and to cause this to be proclaimed and observed in the city. 

To the same. Order to permit all magnates, approved men, and native 

merchants, although they may not be of the city, to buy wines and other 

wares from native and alien merchants without impediment, paying the 
customs thereupon due and heretofore used in the realm. 

July 18. To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause Robert Lestrange 

Windsor. (Extraned) to have such seisin of the manor of Chauton as he had 

before it was taken into the king's hands upon the death of Hamo his 

brother, saving the right of the king and of any other. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit William 
de Leyburn, son and heir of Roger de Leyburn, to hold until the quinzaine 
of Michaelmas next the lands that Roger held in Reinham, Uppechirche^ 
La Grare, and Hertlep, co. Kent, by the service of a quarter of a knights 
fee, as the late king granted to Roger that he should hold all the lands that 
he held in * gavelikinde ' in the said towns of the said king's fee to him 
and his heirs by the service of a quarter of a knight's fee for all service, 
suits of counties and hundreds, custom and demand pertaining to the said 
king, as contained in his charter made to Roger, which the king has 
inspected, so that at the said quinzaine there may be done before the king 
and his council what ought of right to be done. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause the bailiffs of the abbot 
of Peterborough to have until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next the return 
of the king's writ lately directed to the sheriff to deliver in bail John 
Fauvel and certain others contained in the writ, imprisoned in Peterborough 
gaol for the death of Wolnoth (Walnoti) de Kempeston, for whom an 
inquisition was lately made by return of the king's writ de odio et atya 
directed to the sheriff, and also to cause the bailiffs to have until then 
the return of all oilier writs touching the abbot's liberty. 

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to release the distraint made by 
summons of the exchequer upon Hugh Poynz by reason of his relief, 
as the king has granted him respite for his relief until the quinzaine of 
Michaelmas. 

To Geoffrey de Pichford, constable of Windes[ore] castle. Order to 
cause William Dyleswyk, imprisoned at Windes[ore] for divers trespasses, 
to be brought to Neugath, there to be delivered to the keeper of that gaol. 

To John Bek. Order to cause Ermentrude (Ermedruda), wife of 
Thomas de Maresey, and her children to have sufficient maintenance from 
Thomas's goods and chattels in John's custody, until the king shall cause 
other ordinance to be made concerning their estate, so that it may not be 
necessary for her or her children to come again to the king through John's 
default, the king having committed to John the custody of Thomas, who 



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1275. Membrane 7 — cont. 

is insane, and of his lands, goo Is and chattels, ai the king learns from 
certain trustworthy men that Ermentnide has nothing of the lands, goods 
or chattels of Thomas whence she may be maintained, as she ought to have. 

July 24. To the sheriffs of London. Order t> cause Roger de Greschirche to 
Thame. have 10/. for two tuns of Rhine wine (vini de Hemes') bought from him for 
the king's use on Wednesday before the Translation of St. Thomas the 
Martyr, in the third year of the reign, at London by Gregory de Rockesle 
and Matthew de Columbarfiis], the king's butler. Testified by Hugh spn of 
Otto, steward of the king's household. 

July 25 William de Horburn, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of Christiana, 

Brill. daughter of Robert de Coleshull, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Warwick to bail him. 

John le Fraunceis; imprisoned at Hunti[n]gdon for the death of Robert 
Arnald, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Huntingdon 
to bail him. 

Hugh son of Adam le Parva Stretton, imprisoned at Shrewsbury for the 
death of Matilda, daughter of Thomas, wherewith he is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Salop to bail him. 

Richard son of Philip de Parva Stretton, imprisoned at Shrewsbury for 

the said death, has like letters. 

Roger de Otteley, imprisoned at York for the death of Eva, late his wife, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail him. 

Margaret de Braythewath, imprisoned at York for the death of Roger 
de Brathewath, wherewith she is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York 
to bail her, 

July 26. To Roger de Cliff [ord], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Brill. replevy to William de Noers and Robert de Totehale their woods within 

the bounds of Salsey forest, taken into the king's hands by the justice for 

waste made in the same parks (sic), until the first assize when the justices 

for pleas of the Forest shall come to those parts. 

To P. de Wilegheby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause dower to 
be assigned to Hawisia, late the wife of John Sauvage, tenant in chief, as 
she has taken oath before the king not to marry without his licence. He is 
also ordered not to permit her to be impeded conceroing the administration 
of John's goods and chattels from making execution of his will, unless the 
escheator ascertain that John at his death was indebted to the king at the 
exchequer in divers debts. 

July 28. Nicholas Kockeyn of Lilleburn, imprisoned for the death of a man 
Brill. unknown, has letters to the sheriff, of Northampton to bail him. 

William de Grenebergh, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of 
Thomas de Falewesle, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Northampton to bail him. 

Thomas le Bedel and William de Favelore, imprisoned at Oxford for the 
death of Roger le Knyt, whereof he is; appealed, has letters to the sheriff 
of Oxford to bail him. 

Robert de Orlingbery, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of 
William Warner, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Northampton to bail him. 



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205 



1275. Membrane *7-~cont. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause William Bissop, 
imprisoned at Winchester by the appeal of John le Coc, the king's 
approver in Hading* prison, to be brought to Hading*, there to be delivered 
to the king's prison, in order that he may answer to John concerning the 
appeal aforesaid. 

Henry son of Henry le Fevre of Morton, John Mayn, Reginald son of 
Beatrice, Thomas son of Michael, Nicholas son of Beatrice, John le Blund,. 
Simon son of Walter le Messer, and Nicholas son of Michael, imprisoned at 
Northampton for the death of Henry Thurbern, wherewith they are charged,, 
have letters to the sheriff of Northampton to bail them. 

July 30. Alexander Osewald, imprisoned at Wysebech for the death of a man 

Beckley. unknown, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail him. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Order to deliver Walter le Alefondere, 
imprisoned at Colecestre for the death of Ralph le Lung, slain in the late 
king's time, in bail to six men of that county who shall mainpern to have 
him before the king or his justices at his order, to be restored to prison and 
there to await the king's pleasure, if he be charged at the king's suit and 
not by appeal or at the suit of another. 

John son of Elmaldus de Rallesby, Thomas Osbern of Somerton, and 
William le Butteler, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Benedict le 
Dekne and Cicely his wife, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the 
sheriff of Norfolk to bail them. 

Aug. 3. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 

Beckley. Middelton. Order to allow to Jacob de Oxon[ia], a Jew, in the tallage 
assessed upon him, 230 marks contained in a charter under the names of 
Bartholomew de Redham and Jacob and 50 marks contained in a charter 
under the names of Bartholomew and Jacob, and 200 marks contained in a 
charter under the names of Norman de Arcy and Jacob, which charters 
were taken into the king's hands by the justices and William by reason of 
the said tallage and were afterwards delivered by the king's order to 
queen Eleanor, the king's consort, to whom the king granted all the 
debts in which Bartholomew and Norman were indebted to Jacob by their 
charters. 

Aug. 6. Robert de Thenford, clerk, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of 

Oxford. John le Juvene, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Northampton to bail him. 

To John son of Nigel and to the bailiff of Wodestok. Order to cause the 
friars of the order of St. Augustine, Oxford, to have ten oaks for timber 
of the king's gift out of the oaks in the trenches that the king late caused 
to be made in Wodestok park. 

Membrane 7. — Schedule. 

[Endorsed] : — Rents of the House of Converts, London, 
Northumberland Cornwall ^ 



Cumberland 

Westmoreland 

Lancaster 

York 

Nottingham 

Derby 

Lincoln* 



Devon 

Norfolk 

Suffolk 

Cambridge 

Huntingdon j 

Northampton " 

Rutland 



each 100s. 



>each 5 marks. 



* Possibly intended to be bracketed with the next group of counties. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE KOLLS. 



1275. 



Membrane 7. — Schedule — cont. 



Salop 

Stafford 

Leicester 

Warwick 

Worcester 

Hereford 

Gloucester 

Somerset 

Dorset 

Wilts 



>-each 5 marks. 



Buckingham — 4 marks.* 

Bedford. 

Oxford. 

Berks. 

Southampton. 

Essex "") 

Hertford J 

Kent 

Sussex 

Surrey j 

Middlesex J 



► 1 0s. 



Membrane 6. 

Aug. 8. John de Denigton, imprisoned at Walingford for the death of Ralph le 

Woodstock. Goul, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Essex to bail 
him. 

-Aug. 9. To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to cause Saer Mauveisin, imprisoned 

Woodstock, at Liministre for harbouring Henry his brother and Cuthbert Cobyn, 
indicted of larceny in the late king's time, to be delivered in bail to six men 
of that county, who shall mainpern to have him before the king or his 
justices at his order to be restored to prison and there to await the king's 
pleasure, if he be imprisoned at the suit of the king's peace and not by 
appeal or at the suit of another. 

Sarah Merveille of Eye, Richard her brother, Adam le Fuliur of 
Jakesl[eye], and Emma Pimel, imprisoned at Ipswich for the death of a 
man unknown, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of 
Norfolk to bail them. 

John le Lungespey and Peter his brother, imprisoned at Oxford for the 
death of a man unknown, wherewith they are charged, have letters to bail 
them. 

To the sheriff of Berks. Order to deliver Matilda, wife of Walter 
Levyng of Burcton, imprisoned at Oxford for the death of John her son 
and Alice her daughter, in bail to twelve men of her kindred, or others of 
that county, if they will mainpern to have her before the justices at the 
first assize when they como to those parts to stand to right if anyone wish 
to speak against her in this behalf, as the king learns by the testimony of 
Walter de Helyun and Henry de Shotesbrok that she slew her aforesaid 
children when out of her mind by mischance and not by felony or of malice 
aforethought. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Notification that the executors of the 
will of John de Lodelewell, sometime the king's bailiff of Wodestok, paid 
into the wardrobe on Friday the eve of St. Laurence, in the third year of 
the reign, to Master Thomas Bek, keeper of the wardrobe, 501. from the 
issues of the bailiwick aforesaid of the time of John's office, of which sum 
they are ordered to cause the executors to be acquitted. 

John de nolefeld, William le Drivere, and Robert le Crane, imprisoned 
at Relee for the death of Robert leWodeward, wherewith they are charged, 
have letters to the sheriff of Essex to bail them. 

To the keeper of the king's forest of Arundel. Order to cause Stephen 
de Penecestr[ia] to have four bucks, of the king's gift. 



Possibly this sum refers also to the next four counties. 



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1275. 



Aug. 11. 
Woodstock. 



Aug. 14. 
Banbury. 



Aug. 16. 
Kenil worth. 



Aug. 16. 
Merevale. 



Membrane 6 — cont. 

To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, to have two bucks 
of the king's gift. 

To Luke de Luk' and his fellows, dwelling in London. Request that 
they will lend the king 500 marks, to be delivered to the bearer of the 
presents to be brought to the king, as the king now needs much money for 
the expenses of his household and he specially confides in them. The king 
will cause this sum to be rendered to them or to be allowed to them in the 
money to be received by them for his use. 

The like to Perochius de Plesencia and William Gaynebyen for 500 
marks, which the king will cause to be paid to them at Michaelmas. 

Stephen Payn, Henry Tebaud, and Geoffrey de Bulteford, imprisoned 
at Winchester for the death of a man unknown, wherewith they are 
charged, have letters to the sheriff of Southampton to bail them. 

Roger de Coupeland, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of a man 
unknown, has letters to the sheriff of Warwick to bail him. 

To J. de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause 
Robert de Scales, son and heir of Robert de Scales, tenant in chief of the 
late king, to have seisin of his father's lands, as the king has taken his 
homage and rendered the lands to him. 

To John son of Nigel, the bailiff of Wodestok. Order to cause the 
friars preachers of Oxford to have four oaks from the oaks felled in the 
trenches that the king lately caused to be made in Wodestok park, for 
their lire, of the king's gift, if so many remain beyond the gifts that the king 
made to other men of religion in those parts. 

To John de Sancto Dionisio, keeper of the house of the king's Converse, 
London. Whereas John proposes, as the king learns for certain, to apply 
his hand to the completion of the chapel of the Holy Trinity of the said 
house, so that the body of the chapel may be extended (linealiter proten- 
datur), the king, approving of his proposal, wills and orders him and the 
conversi to take the stone of the side aisles (alis collateralibus) adjoining 
the chapel on both sides at John's will, in order to complete the body of the 
chapel as shall seem most expedient to John, who is enjoined to so conduct 
himself in the beginning and carrying out of this work that he may incite 
(excitetis) the will of God and of men to afford him aid in this behalf fully 
and promptly. 

Peter le Keu "of Brideport and Nicholas le Westerne, imprisoned at 
Salisbury for the death of John Bossecher, wherewith they are charged, 
have letters to the sheriff of Wilts to bail him. 

Clement de Esse of Brideporth, imprisoned at Salisbury for the death of 
John Bossecher, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Wilts 
to bail him. 

John Whitlok, imprisoned at Salisbury for the death of a man unknown 
at Horslaperithe, wherewith he is charged, has letters of the sheriff of 
Wilts to bail him. 

To John son of Nigel, the bailiff of Wodestok. Order to cause the 
abbess of Godestowe to have fifteen oaks for timber from the oaks in the 
trenches that the king lately caused to be made in the park of Wodestok. 



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1275- Membrane 6 — cont* 

Nicholas Nee, imprisoned at Salisbury for the death of Maurice le 
Teuthingman of Wyttle, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Wilts to bail him. 

« Ralph le Lung and Cicely his wife and Henry Ayward of Coueleston, 

imprisoned at Salisbury for the death of Thomas le Boule, wherewith they 

are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Wilts to bail them. 

Richard de Salteby and Nicholas his brother and Walter de Scaldeford, 
imprisoned at Leicester for the death of Isabella, late the wife of Gilbert 
de Gottham and Cicely, daughter of Robert Drake of Sproxton, 
wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Leicester to bail 
them. 

Aug. 22. Henry de Walton, Henry Attewell, Richard son of Ranulph Swan, Ralph 
Tideswell. son of Ralph Kyde, Richard son of Roger Swan, Richard Beck, Thomas 
de Kiniton, John son of Ranulph Swan of Ploumanuesheved, Robert Beck, 
Ranulph son of Richard le Palmere and Simon his brother, Robert 
Eyrik and John his brother, Henry Cok, Richard son of Richard Pollyng, 
Roger Mabile, Adam son of William Swan, Adam Astel, William Beck, 
Ralph de Kinton, Roger Swan, Richard son of Robert Attewell, William 
le Fevere, Richard le Noreys, Roger Faukes and Ralph his brother, Richard 
son of Richard le Clerc, William Polling and Stephen his brother, John 
Sweyn and John his brother, Ralph Sweting, and William le Keu, impri- 
soned at Warwick for the death of Wolward ( Wowardi) atte Barre, 
wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Leicester to bail 
them. 

William Juet, Robert son of Ranulph Swan, Richard son of Roger Swan, 
Richard son of Ralph Swan, and Ralph Gower, imprisoned at Warwick for 
the death of Wolward (JVoclardi) atte Barre of Kibbewrth, wherewith 
they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Leicester to bail them. 

Herbert de Walmegare, William his son, and William le Taillur, impri- 
soned at Lincoln for the death of Hugh de Merle, wherewith they are 
charged, have letters to the sheriff of Leicester to bail them. 

Jollan de Hamby, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of Richard Willam- 
manhilling, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Lincoln 
to bail him. 

Aug. 24. Thomas Walais of Fenton, imprisoned at York for the death of a woman 

Macclesfield, unknown, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to 
bail him. 

Richard de Hiding, imprisoned at York for the death of Ralph le Cornur 
of Wakefeld, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to 
bail him. 

Au^. 24. To Roger de Cliff[ord], justiciary of the Forest beyond Trent. Order 
MaccTesfield. to cause William de Valencia] to have in the forest of Dene twelve oaks 
for timber with their stoppings (escaelis), of the king's gift. 

To John de London [ia], escheator beyond Trent. Order to cause 
200 quarters of wheat to be bought without delay, and to cause them to be 
carried to Westminster, there to be delivered to the king's bakers, whom 
the 'king will send thither to make bread thereof for his use. 

, _ Richard Lovekin and Matilda his wife, imprisoned at Brugges for the 

death of William son of Henry de Kingeston, wherewith they are charged, 

have letters to the sheriff of Stafford to bail them. 



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1275. Membrane 6 — cont. 

Aug. 26. Thomas Gantifer, Hugh le Vavasour, and Richard le Coupere, im- 
Macclesfield. prisoned at Winchester for the death of Stephen le Rev, Thomas son of 
Stephen, and Ellen, daughter of Stephen le Rey, wherewith they are 
charged, have letters to the sheriff of Southampton to hail them. 

John Eyse, imprisoned at Winchester for the death of a man unknown, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Southampton to bail 
him. 

Peter son of John le Burgeys and Richard le Charpenter, imprisoned at 
Winchester for the death of Stephen Derilot, Thomas his son, and Ellen 
his daughter, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of 
Southampton to bail them. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
the abbot and convent of Fountains to be acquitted of 700/. in which they 
were bound to Joceus le Juvene, a Jew of York, by their charters, which 
sum is exacted from them by summons of the exchequer of the king's 
Jewry, as the abbot and convent have satisfied Anthony Bek for that sum 
by the hands of Luke de Luk[a], the king's merchant, for the king. 

Aug. 26. To Guncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Order to pay \d. daily 

Macclesfield, to Wimark, the anchoret of Frodesham, together with the arrears thereof 
for the justice's time, as Ranulph, sometime earl of Chester, granted that 
sum to Wimark, to be received at the exchequer of Chester for her life, 
and she received that sum until the coining of the said justice, and the king 
long ago accepted the grant, and wills that it shall be continued. 



Membrane 5. 

William son of Robert de Wodeton, imprisoned at Hereford for the 
death of Nicholas de Hoppeleye and Margery, his wife, wherewith he is 
charged, has letters to the sheriff of Hereford to bail him. 

Sept. 3. To the sheriff of Salop and the coroners of that county. Whereas 

Chester. William le Roter of Shrewsbury lately sent John Strocetorfceys with a cart 
to the wood of Middelwode to carry brushwood to Shrewsbury for his use, 
in which cart there were three horses of his with their harness, which cart 
and horses were valued at 33s. Id., and John whilst taking the cart laden 
with such brushwood to Shrewsbury was killed by the breaking of the cart, 
which by mischance fell upon him, and the cart and horses are exacted 
from William by the sheriff and coroners for the king's use as deodand : as 
it is testified before the king by trustworthy men that John was killed by 
accident and in the manner aforesaid, and not by malice of William, and 
that William has nothing in goods now whence he and his wife and children 
may be maintained, the king has granted to him what pertains to the king 
of the cart and horses aforesaid, and therefore orders the sheriff and coroners 
to cause William to have the cart and horses. 

Sept. 7. To John de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Birkenhead. Maurice de Credonio, the king's kinsman, the custody of the lands that 
belonged to Robert de Monte Alto, tenant in chief, as the king has granted 
to Maurice the custody of the said lands during pleasure, with all things 
pertaining thereto except the liberty in the lands and liberties and except 
the rents and liberties and all other things that belonged to Robert in the 
town of Lenn, which the king retains in his hands. 

The like to Philip de Wyleghby, escheator beyond Trent. 
The like to the escheator in the parts of Chester. 
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1275. 

Sept. 3, 

Chester. 



Sept 10. 
Birkenhead. 



Sept, 11. 

Chester. 



Sept. 12. 
Tarrin. 



Sept. 12. 
Acton. 



Sept. 15. 
Hey wood. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

Ralph le Mouner of Fereby, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of 
Everard le Mouner of Fereby, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Lincoln to bail him. 

To Bogo de Knovill, keeper of the manor of Ellesmere. Order to cause 
Roger de Clifford, the elder, to have 40 live female bream (bremas matrices) 
in the lake of Ellesmere, of the king's gift. 

To the same. Order to cause 100 female bream to be taken in the 
aforesaid lake, and to cause them to be carried to Stratton and there placed 
in the king's fishpond. 

To Roger Lestrange (Extraneo), bailiff of the Peak (de Pecco). Order 
to cause all the venison in the king's larder at Tydeswelle to be taken and 
carried to Westminster, to be delivered to the keeper of the king's larder 
there. 

To John de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 
Queen Eleanor, the king's mother, the custody of the abbey of Berkingg', 
void and in the king's hands, as the king has granted it to her during the 
voidance. 

To. G. de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Order to permit Roger 
Lestrange (Extraneo) to take two stags in the forest of Wirhal for the 
king's use, which the king has ordered him to take, and to receive the stags 
from Roger, and to cause them to be salted and brought with other venison 
of the king's to the king at Westminster, so that they shall be there in the 
octaves of Michaelmas next. 

To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to assist the aforesaid Roger, whom 
the king is sending to that county to take venison for the king's use, in 
this behalf, and to permit him to take ten harts in the king's brother's 
chace of Leverpol, and to receive the harts from him, and to cause them to 
be salted and brought to the king at Westminster, so that they shall be 
there in the octaves of Michaelmas next. 

To the bailiff of Certeleye. Order to permit Henry de Kandovere, the 
king's huntsman, whom the king is sending to take ten bucks for his use 
in the forest of Certeleye, to take the said bucks, and to aid and counsel 
him in this behalf. 

To R. Lestrange, keeper of the castle of the Peak. Order to permit 
Queen Eleanor, the king's consort, to have a deer-leap (saltatoriwn) in the 
valley of Eydale, until otherwise ordered. 

To Guncelin de Badelesmer, justice of Chester. Order to cause the 
abbot of St. Werburgh's, Chester, to have four harts in the king's forest of 
La Mare for the four harts that are in arrear to him of the tithe of the 
venison lately taken by the king in co. Chester. 

Roger son of Geoffrey de Chalinton, Simon his brother, and Alice Atte 
Croyz, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of Richard le Porter, wherewith 
they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Lincoln to bail them. 

Robert son of Henry de Meldeburn and John de Twineys, imprisoned at 
Cambridge for the death of Laurence, wherewith they are is charged, have 
letters to the sheriff of Cambridge to bail them. 

To John de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Notification that the 
executors of the will of Robert de Monte Alto have granted in the king's 
presence to Nutus, citizen of London, corn that belonged to Robert in the 
manor of Framesdene to the value of 100 marks, for the 100 marks in which 
Robert at his death was bound to Nutus, and order to permit Nutus or his 
attorneys to receive the corn accordingly, provided that the executors satisfy 
the king out of the goods touching the testament for the debts in which 



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Sept. 16. 
Lichfield. 



Sept. 18. 
Aylestoue. 



Sept. 19. 
Launde. 



Sept. 22. 
Atherstone. 
(Atheston.) 



Sept. 24. 
Liddington. 



Sept. 29. 
Geddinton. 



Membrane 5 — cont. 

Robert at his death was bound to him and that they answer to the king 
for the remainder of the corn. 

To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause Vincent de Stanle to have 
seisin of land 40 feet in length by 30 feet in breadth in the suburbs of 
Warwick, which John de Honescescote, who was hanged for felony, held, as 
the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the land has been 
in the king's hands for a year and a day, and that John held it of Vincent. 

To the sheriff of Worcester. Whereas the king lately ordered him by 
summons of the exchequer to cause the fines and amercements of the eyre 
of his justices last in eyre in that county to be levied without delay, so that 
the sheriff should have them at the exchequer in the quinzaine of Michaelmas 
next, and the king now learns from the information of certain of his subjects 
sent to him on behalf of the community of that county that the community 
would be aggrieved beyond measure if the fines and amercements were 
levied forthwith and delivered to the exchequer : the king, wishing to show 
grace to the community, has granted that the community shall render to 
him a moiety of the fines and amercements at the said quinzaine, and the 
other moiety at the quinzaine of Easter next, except the fine of 100 marks 
that Gr. late bishop of Worcester made with the king for certain trespasses 
that he was said to have committed in that eyre, which fine the sheriff 
shall cause to be levied without delay : the king therefore orders the sheriff 
to cause the community to have the terms aforesaid. 

To J. de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to cause Sower 
to be assigned to Emma, late the wife of Peter Bastard, tenant in chief, upon 
her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence. 

John son of Ranulph Swan of Wistanneshevd, imprisoned at Warwick 
for the death of Wodardus atte Barre, wherewith he is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Leicester to bail him. 

To Roger de Cliff[ord], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the prior and convent of St. Thomas^ Stafford, to have in the king's 
wood of Tedeslegh, within the forest of Kanek, ten oaks fit for timber with 
their strippings (escaetis), in order to mak« the roof of their church. 

William Basteneys, imprisoned at Leicester for the death of Ralph le 
Levre, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Leicester to 
bail him. 

Adam son of Thomas de Clareburg, imprisoned at Notingham for t he- 
death of Alice, late the wife of Thomas de Barevill, wherewith he is 
charged, has letters to the sheriff of Nottingham to bail him. 

To Roger de Cliff[ord]. Order to cause the prior of La Laund to have 
in the forest of Rotelaund four oaks for his fuel, for the charcoal (carbone) 
and brushwood taken in his priory for the king's use when the kin^ was 
last there. 

Nicholas Sweyn, Nicholas his son, Richard and John brothers of 
Nicholas, imprisoned at Brigg for the death of Richard son of Alice atte 
Lanende of Bisshebir[y], wherewith they are charged, have letters to the 
sheriff of Stafford to bail them. 

To Roger de Cliff [ord], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the friars Preachers of Staunford to have four leafless oaks in the 
forest of Rokingham for their fuel, of the king's gift. 

To John son of Nigel, keeper of the forest of Berne wod. Order to 
permit William son of Warin, the king's yeoman, to take 20 bucks in that 
forest, as ordered by the king, and to aid and counsel him in this behalf. 

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^275. Membrane 5 — cont. 

To S. bishop of Waterford, treasurer of Ireland. Whereas the king is 
sending Henry le Hen, his yeoman, to Ireland to purchase brachets for 
stag-hunting (brachettis cervericiis) for the king's use, for which the king 
lately sent his letters to divers of his subjects of those parts, the king orders 
the treasurer to cause Henry to have his reasonable expenses from the time 
of his arrival in Ireland until he shall purchase the brachets, and then to 
cause him and two grooms and the brachets to have their reasonable 
expenses until Henry return to the king in England with them. When 
the king learns how much the treasurer shall have paid by virtue of this 
order, he will cause his writ of liberate to be made to the treasurer for that 
sum. 

Oct. 1. Henry de Drayton, William Lefchild, William son of Ralph de Stanerne, 

Irthlingborough.Grilbert le Keu of Suthburg, Roger le Palefrour, Absalom Russell, Bartho- 
(Ertelingburg.) i omew Wrangelegh, Thomas de Kirkeby, Robert Eraunceis of Welledon, 
William Pingel of Stanern, Hugh le Mouner, Fulk Py of Stanern, John 
de Holt, Ivo son of Reginald, and Ralph de Thyngewyk, imprisoned at 
Rokingham for trespasses in the forest of Rokingham, have letters to Peter 
de Middelton, keeper of the forest between the bridges of Oxford and 
Staunford to bail them. 

Oct. 4. Robert le Clerc of Bokenhale, imprisoned at Bruges for the death of 

Leighton. Roger le Clerc of Byrchehull, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Stafford to bail him. 

Philip le Hert of Brenkewrth, imprisoned at Salisbury for the death of 
Hugh Mappyng, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Wilts 
to bail him. 

Oct. 4. To John de London [ia], escheator this side Trent. Order to permit 

Leighton. Maurice de Credonio, to whom the king committed the custody of all the 
lands that belonged to Robert de Monte Alto, tenant in chief, during 
pleasure, excepting the liberty of Lenn[e] and other liberties that Robert 
had in his lands, to* have ail the liberties aforesaid, excepting the liberty of 
Lenn[e] and the liberty called ' Thwertnik ' that Robert had in his lands 
in co. Chester, delivering to him all the castles and the rents of Michaelmas 
term and other appurtenances. 

Jul[iana] Peranel and Isabella her daughter, imprisoned at Thame for the 
death of Robert Short, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the 
sheriff of Oxford to bail them. 



Membrane 4. 



Oct. 1. 
Windsor. 



Oct. 10. 

Windsor. 



William Here ward of Lamburn, Robert Balle, and Walter de Hadele, 
imprisoned at Oxford for the death of Ralph Balle of Lamburn, wherewith 
they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Berks to bail them. 

To the keeper of Odyham park. Order to cause William le Tilere to have 
a certain oak blown down by wind in that park called ' Seint Edwardesok,' 
of the king's gift. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause John de Sancto Andrea, 
the chaplain celebrating divine service in the chapel of Winchester castle, 
who takes 50s. yearly for his stipends, to have the arrears of his stipends 
for the time that he has been in the king's service there after the late king's 
death until Michaelmas last. 



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1275. 

Oct. 12. 

Windsor. 



-cont. 



Oct. 10. 

Windsor. 



Membrane 4- 

To Roger de Cliff[orcl], justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
deliver John de Newenham, imprisoned at St. Briavels for trespass of 
venison, in bail to twelve men of that bailiwick, who shall mainpern to have 
him before the justices for pleas of the Forest when they come to those 
parts to stand to right in this matter, and who shall mainpern that he shall 
not hereafter incur forfeiture in the king's forest. 

William de Herdeslawe, imprisoned at York for the death of Alice, 
daughter of Adam de Shipker, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of York to bail him. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 
Middelton, appointed to collect the tallage lately assessed upon certain Jews 
of England. If Sampson son of Solomon, a Jew of Staundon, have a clear 
debt of 20/. in the treasury of the king's Jewry under the names of John de 
Asshton, knight, and the said Jew, they are ordered to cause this debt to 
be retained in the king's hands, and to cause it to be levied as quickly as 
possible in the king's name, and to cause the said Jew to be acquitted 
of 25 marks in which he is indebted to the king for the tallage last 
assessed upon him, and to cause him to be delivered, and to cause him to 
have peace as to his body, if he be detained for this cause only. 

John de Sancto Thoma, Wronocus de Tranegouc, Ivorus Dewyas, John 

de Treys Chasteus, and Meuric de Culkadan, imprisoned at Hereford for 

the death of Llewelyn Coys, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the 
sheriff of Hereford to bail them. 

Oct. 14. Nicholas Parys, imprisoned at I velcestre for the death of a man unknown, 

Westminster, whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of Somerset to bail him. 

Henry de Meryet, imprisoned at Winchester for the death of Robert de 
la Doule, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Southampton 
to bail him. 

John de Hanton[a], imprisoned at Shrewsbury for the death of Roger 
Wytherward, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Salop to 
bail him. 

Oct. 17. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the prior and convent 

Westminster. f Bee Hellouin to be acquitted of 300 marks in which they made 
fine with the late king for the custody of their house when it should happen 
to be void by the cession or death of John, the abbot, as they paid this sum 
into the late king's wardrobe to Peter de Wyntonia, keeper of the ward- 
robe, on Saturday the morrow of SS. Simon and Jude, in the 57th year of 
the said king's reign. 

Roger de Forde and Thomas le Pleyere, imprisoned at Oxford for the 
death of Ralph Balle of Lamburn, wherewith they are charged, have letters 
to the sheriff of Berks to bail them. 

Herbert de la More and Christiana his wife, imprisoned at Winchester for 
the death of Stephen le Rey, Thomas Stephen's son, and Ellen Stephen's 
daughter, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of 
Southampton to bail them. 

Oct. 18. To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 

Westminster, cause Richard Beneit to have in the forest of Waweberg two good oaks for 
timber, of the king's gift. 

■ " ■ Henry son of Patrick de Sedbergh, Nicholas de Mourethwaite, Emma 

— — his wife, Roger del Hull of Burton, Adam de Kendal, Roger Waldebare, 



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1275. Membrane 4 — cont. 

and Ada, wife of Thomas le Folour, imprisoned at York for the death o* 
Roger Ferraunt, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of 
York to bail them. 

Oct. 22. To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to permit the friars preachers of 

Westminster. Cambridge to have all the corn of John de Moyne in his manors, as it is 
testified before the king that John before his death granted all his corn 
to them. 

To Philip de Wylegby, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to 
Hawisia, late the wife of John le Sauvage, the manor of Steynesby, to hold 
during the king's pleasure, with everything received thence since the 
escheator took it into the king's hands by reason of John's death, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that John held the manor 
of the king by socage, rendering therefor to the exchequer yearly a sore- 
coloured sparrow-hawk, and that he held nothing elsewhere of the king or 
of others, and Hawisia claims to have the custody of John's land and heirs 
until the heirs come of age because she is nearest [friend] to the heirs 
aforesaid. 

Henry Ithebure, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of Gilbert 
son of William le Charpenter of Maydeford, wherewith he is charged, has 
letters to the sheriff of Northampton to bail him. 

Oct. 22. To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be 
Westminster, elected in place of Hereward de Marisco, as it is testified before the king 
by trustworthy men that Hereward, who was lately elected, is so old and 
weak that he cannot conveniently execute the office. 

John Whed of Claxkesthorpe, imprisoned at Northampton for the death 
of Joceus le Arblaster, whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of 
Northampton to bail him. 

Olympias de Goncestr[ia], imprisoned at Northampton for the death of 
Joceus le Arbelaster, wherewith she is charged, has letters to the sheriff 
of Northampton to bail her. 

Oct. 23. Peter de London[ia], Agnes his wife, Simon le Harpour, Hugh le 

Westminster. Sergaunt, Hugh le Fraunceis, Ralph Porchet, Hugh son of James, Thomas 

Busk, and Henry de Mar, imprisoned at York for the death of Thomas 

Wrihalse, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of York to 

bail them. 

To John de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to pay to 
Robert de Typetot, attorney of Gerard de Rodes, in part payment of the debts 
due to the latter from the king, the 400 marks that the escheaior has received 
of the issues of the lands of Roger de Sumery, deceased, tenant in chief. 

To the same. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari to have, in the park 
and wood of Duddeley, which belonged to Roger de Somery, tenant in 
chief, and which are in the king's hands by reason of Roger de Somery's 
death, to have twenty -four live bucks and does, to wit eight does and four 
bucks in the park and eight does and four bucks in the wood, of the king's 
gift, in order to stock a park of his therewith. 

Oct. 26. Thomas le Fraunceys, imprisoned at Lincoln for the death of William de 

Westminster. Kyine, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Lincoln to 
bail him. 

Oct. 28. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Whereas Andrew 

Westminster, de Gramarr[y] is bound in divers debts to Joceus le Jovene, a Jew of York, 

whose debts were taken into the king's hands for certain causes, for the 



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1275. Mem brane 4 — cont. 

payment of which debts Andrew's lands or goods do not suffice at present, 
the king, wishing to aid Andrew, at the instance of Richard de Grepping', 
whose sister Andrew married, and according to the king's late grant and 
provision made to Christians indebted to Jews, orders the justices to cause 
the said debts to be attermined according to his said grant and provision 
and the extent lately made of Andrew's manors of Bikerton, Bechawe, and 
Werford, which are extended at 10/. 12s. 6i. Although it is contained in 
the said provision that the Christian shall have the chief messuage and a 
moiety of his lands for his maintenance and the Jew shall have the ether 
moiety of the lands in acquittance of such debts, the king wills that Andrew 
shall have the moiety that the Jew ought to have according to the provision 
aforesaid, and that he shall render it to the king according to the aforesaid 
extent yearly at the exchequer of the Jews. 

Oct. 28. To J. de Lond[onia], escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Joan, late the wife of Robert de Monte Alto, tenant in chief, the following 
manors, knights' fees and advowsons, which the king has assigned to her 
in dower : the manor of Frammesden, extended at 37/. 4s. 8f c/. ; from the 
booth (botha) of Lynn, 15/. 10s. Qd. ; the manor of Marberthorpe, extended 
at 9/. 6s. 8%d. ; in the manor of Coventr[e], 61. lis. Id.; a fee and a third 
that Roger de Colevill holds in Carleton, Petteshaghe, and Cassingland ; 
a fee that Thomas le Latimer holds in Cassingland ; a fee that Robert de 
Ronhale holds in Ronhale ; a tenth of a fee that William de Wineston holds 
in Wineston and Framesden; a seventh of a fee that Emma, late the 
wife of Simon Wiloc, holds in Framesden ; a fee that Gilbert Hansard holds 
in Keleseye ; half a fee that the heirs of William de Hardershull holds in 
Hagworthingham ; five fees that John le Estrange holds in Hunsfaneston, 
Greyton, Snytreton, Ringsted, and Holm; and the advowsons of the 
churches of Framesden, Wotton, and Mamberthorpe (sic). 

To G-uncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Order to deliver to the 
aforesaid Joan the manor of La Lee, extended at 16/. Ss. Sd. ; half a mark 
from the salt of Memwich ; a knight's fee that Roger de Umframvill holds 
in Brunstathe and Oxton ; a quarter of a fee that Roger de Alderdel[ege] 



holds in 
dower. 



Halderdeleg and Holm, which the king has assigned to her in 



Membrane 3. 



Nov. 2. To Guncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Whereas the king 

Westminster, understands from him that the lords of towns within that county wherein 
there are one or two lords and not more ought to have, and have always 
been wont to have hitherto, their dogs quit of being lawed (expeditacione) and 
that if -there be more than one or two lords in any town there, then the 
dogs of the lords and of each man of those towns should be lawed, except 
the dogs of the principal lord of the townj: the king therefore orders the 
justice to permit such lords to have their dogs quit of being lawed 
hereafter. 

To the bailiff of the islands of Gereseye and Gernerey. Order to restore 
to Felicia, late the wife of William de Chenney, all the lands with the 
liberties and free customs thereto pertaining that belonged to William 
by the late king's gift, which after William's death remained in Felicia's 
custody with William's heir according to the custom of those parts, and 
which the bailiff has taken into the king's hands by reason of certain 
inquisitions taken by John Wyger and Ralph de Brochton concerning the 
king's escheats in the islands, and to restore to Felicia everything received 



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1275. Membrane 3 — cont. 

therefrom in the meantime, saving the right of the king and of his heirs if 
they have anything therein when they wish to speak concerning this 
matter. 

Oct. 27. To the sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Order to cause the water of Thames 

Westminster, in his bailiwick to be so widened that ships and great barges may ascend 
from London to Oxford with victuals and other necessaries, and may 
descend from Oxford without hindrance from any weirs, so conducting 
himself in the execution of this order as to merit the king's commendation, aa 
the king understands that the water of Thames between London and Oxford 
is so narrowed in divers places by weirs made in it, that ships and barges 
with goods and victuals are unable to pass by it. 

Nov. 2. To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause the master of the hospital of 

Westminster. Beck' to have seisin of a messuage in Norwich that Walter Drak, who was 
hanged for felony, held, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that the messuage has been in the king's hands for a year and a day, 
and that Hugh Peche, late keeper of the town of Norwich, had the king's 
day and year thereof, and ought to answer to the king for the same, and 
that the messuage is held of the master of the said hospital, and that it is 
his escheat by reason of the felony aforesaid. 

Nov. 3. To the sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Order to respite until the feast of 

Westminster. St. Hilary next the demand upon Henry de Aldithelegh for his relief, as he 
is so ill that he cannot come to the king at present to satisfy him for his 
relief, as would be expedient for him, and the king has therefore granted 
this respite so that Henry may in the meantime come to him to do what is 
just in the premises. 

Nov. 4. To Bartholomew le Peytevin. Order to deliver to G. de Clare, earl of 

Westminster. Gloucester and Hertford, or to his envoy the king's goshawk (hostor') 
called ' Rose,' which is in Bartholomew's custody. 

Nov. 4. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Robert* to have respite 

Westminster, until Easter next for all the debts exacted from him by summons of the 
exchequer. 

To the same. Order to cause Thomas Braunche and Robert de Vernun 
to be acquitted of 5 marks, if they be exacted from them for the trespasses 
mentioned below, as the late king pardoned them all trespasses committed 
by them in all forests this side Trent until 8 January, in the 55th year of 
his reign, as appears by the said king's letters patent, whereupon the said 
king ordered the barons to cause Thomas and Robert to be acquitted of 15 
marks that were exacted from them by reason of the trespasses aforesaid, 
and the king learns that 5 marks are exacted from them by reason of the 
trespasses aforesaid. 

To the bailiff of the island of Grernesey, or to him who supplies his place. 
The men of the island of Grernesey have shewn the king that whereas 
the men of that island who wished to fish and their heirs ought to sell 
yearly in the lands of the king's power between Michaelmas and Easter as 
often and whenever they would, and from Easter thrice a week fresh and 
salted fish, and to make their profit thereof without any hindrance of the 
king's bailiffs, saving to the king the customs thereupon due, and that they and 
their ancestors from time out of mind have been wont to fish and to sell their 
fish as is aforesaid, and that they have letters of the late king concerning 
this, and the bailiff, by his own authority and without reasonable cause, has 



The surname is, apparently, omitted by oversight. 



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taken the fishery into the king's hands, and hinders them from fishing and 
selling their fish as they ought and were wont to do in times past : the king, 
having heard the reasons of the said men and having found the premises are 
true, orders the bailiff to restore the fishery to the men, and to permit them 
to fish and sell their fish as they ought and were wont in the times aforesaid, 
and not to put any hindrance in their way, but rather to maintain them in 
this behalf. 

Nov. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause arch- 

Westminster, bishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, and others whatsoever 
claiming to have liberties by charters of the king's progenitors to have 
respite until a montli from Easter for the said liberties, in the way in which 
they have used them heretofore without interruption. 

To Guncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Order to permit 
Banulph de Ovre and his parceners to have the free common in the wood of 
Bradefordewod that they always had in the wood before the king recovered 
seisin of the wood against Stephen de Merton. 

Whereas a treaty of peace was had, by the mediation of the dean of 
Salisbury and Thomas de Clare, concerning the actions and complaints that 
B. bishop of Norwich and the prior of the same place, on the one part, and 
the community of the citizens of Norwich, on the other, asserted that they 
had against one another by reason of the burning of the church and priory 
of Norwich and of the damages inflicted by reason of such burning upon 
both sides, and by any other reason whatsoever, and 4,000 marks were 
demanded from the community by the bishop, prior and convent for all the 
things aforesaid, and 2,000 marks were offered by the community for the 
sake of peace {pro bono pads), and at length the bishop and the prior, for 
himself and his convent, and Adam de Toftys, William de Rollesby, Henry 
le Chaucer, and Boger de Tudenham, citizens of Norwich, for the said 
community, have jointly agreed to the king as arbitrator and ordain er de 
haut en has concerning the premises, willing that he may part and ordain 
between the two sums aforesaid, and may fix terms for payment, and may 
appease all the said actions and quarrels at his pleasure, and they have 
promised that whatsoever the king shall cause to be decided or ordained 
between the parties aforesaid for peace or judgment concerning the premises 
shall be kept inviolably, and that the things to be done (facturas) by the 
convent and the community shall be observed in all things, and they granted 
that they shall be compelled to do these things by the royal power. 

Whereupon the king, after having counsel of prudent men concerning 
the premises, utters and propounds his dictum in this manner : that all 
actions or complaints that the parties shall or may have against one another 
until this day by reason of the premises shall be remitted one to another ; that 
the community shall render to the prior and convent for the repairing or 
rebuilding of their church and priory 3,000 marks at the rate of 500 marks 
yearly, a moiety at the quinzaine of Whitsuntide and a moiety at the 
quinzaine of Martinmas ; that the community shall cause a gold vessel of 
the weight of 10/. of gold, price 100Z. of silver, to be made to hold the 
body of Christ on the altar of the aforesaid church ; that the prior and 
convent shall make a gate and entry into the priory on whichever side they 
wish, without damage or prejudice to others; and that the bishop, prior and 
convent shall procure in good faith in the Boman court and elsewhere at the 
expense of the community, except the expenses of the envoy of the bishop, 
prior and convent to the Roman court for this purpose, that the community 
and their city shall be absolved from the sentences of excommunication and 
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aforesaid, and that the said sentences shall be wholly released. If any doubt 
arise concerning the premises or any of them, the king reserves to himself 
full power to declare and interpret such doubt. Dated at Westminster, 
5 October, in the third year of his reign. [Prynne, Records, iii. 163.] 

Nov. 6. To the treasurer and chamberlains. Whereas the king lately ordered 

Westminster* Henry de Frowyk and Luke de Batencourt, late sheriffs of London, to cause 
the goods and wares of certain merchants of Zeeland and their ships and 
tackle arrested by reason of certain trespasses committed by certain 
Zeelanders to be appraised and kept safely until otherwise ordered ; the 
king now orders the treasurer and chamberlains to receive the goods afore- 
said or their price, lately made by the view of men of Zeeland, from Henry 
and Luke, and to deliver them to Walter Auberkyn, Adam le Folour, 
William de Braekele, Charles de Wycumb, and Godeman Auberkyn, citizens 
and merchants of London, who were robbed by the said men of Zeeland, 
each according to his proportion, in recompence for the damages that they 
sustained by reason of the robbery aforesaid, receiving from the said citizens 
security for restoring the goods or their price at the king's order in case he 
admit the men of Zeeland to his grace and restore their goods. It is pro- 
vided that if the goods have been carried away or damaged from the time 
of the arrest through default of custody of Henry and Luke, they shall make 
good what has been carried away or damaged. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause William de Northburg, one of 
the justices to take assizes beyond Trent, 201. in aid of his expenses in that 
office. 

Nov. 9. To the sheriff of Derby. Order to deliver to Henry Morel and Sibyl his 

Westminster, wife three tofts and 2\ acres of meadow in Asseburn, which are in tbe 
king's hands, as they exact the land from the king, of which land Robert de 
Ferrar[iis] unjustly disseised Henry de Cruce, the said Isabella's (sic) 
father, of whom she is the heir, and the king ordered the sheriff to certify 
him concerning this, and the sheriff has written back that Robert disseised 
Henry and Sibyl as aforesaid. 



Membrane 2. 

Nov. 6. To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause Walter Grikke, imprisoned by 

Westminster, special order of the king for a trespass charged upon him of the time when 
he was the king's bailiff in the hundred of Codeslowe, to be delivered from 
prison. 

To John de Coleham, justice to deliver Neugate gaol. Order, at the 
request of R. bishop of Lincoln, to deliver William de Forte, clerk, 
imprisoned at Neugate for certain trespasses, to William, vicar of the church 
of Flore, to whom the bishop has committed his duties (vices) by his letters 
patent sent to the king, to exact and receive the said clerk from the king or 
his justices according to the privilege of the clergy, so that there may 
be clone in the ecclesiastical forum what ought to be done according to the 
sanctions of the canons and the customs of ecclesiastical liberty. 

Nov. 7. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de 

Westminster. Warenna, earl of Surrey, to be acquitted of 200 marks for Easter and 
Michaelmas terms last and of another 800 marks of the line of 10,000 marks 
that he made with the late king for a trespass that he was said to have 
committed in Westminster Hall, and to cause him to have the usual terms 
for payment of the remainder, the first term beginning at Easter next, as 
the king has pardoned him 1,000 marks of the fine. By K. 



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Nov. 8. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Master 

Westminster. Thomas de Birlaund, archdeacon of Northumberland, to be acquitted of 
20/. in which he was amerced before the king for his contempt in entering 
the town of Oxford against the king's inhibition. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William de Portes to be 
acquitted of a moiety of 100s. in which he was amerced before the justices 
last in eyre at Worcester because he was not yet a knight, and of a moiety 
of 405. in which he was amerced before the said justices because he did not 
come, and of a moiety of a mark in which he was amerced before them for 
a pledging and for an amercement, and to permit him to pay the other moiety 
of the amercements by 20s. yearly to the Easter exchequer. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Master Adam 
de Kichemuncl to be acquitted of 11/. exacted from him for a ferm that he 
held of the late king in Lameheth and La Wik during the last voidance of 
the archbishopric of Canterbury, then in the said king's hands, as the king 
has pardoned him this sum at the instance of Queen Eleanor, his mother. 

Nov. 8. To the same. Order to cause inquiry to be made concerning the 

Westminster, tenements, goods and chattels of Gregory de Coston, and when they have 
ascertained their value, to cause terms to be assigned to Gregory at which 
he may pay 63s. 4d. saving his contenement, in which sum he was amerced 
before the justices last in eyre in co. Worcester for many defaults, as the 
king is given to understand that Gregory, who has four acres of land only 
and little or nothing in goods, cannot pay the aforesaid sum to the king 
without alienating his land, and the king compassionates his poverty. 

Robert Attewell, imprisoned at Aylesbir[yl for the death of Katharine, 
his daughter, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Buckingham to bail him. 

Nov, 8. To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to cause Adam son of Ralph de 

Westminster. B[ret]forthtune, imprisoned at Worcester for the death of John de Pydel, 
wherewith he is charged, to be delivered from prison, as the king learns 
from the testimony of Nicholas de Stapelton and his fellows, justices last in 
eyre in that county, that Adam slew John in self-defence, so that he could 
not otherwise escape being slain, and not by felony or of malice aforethought, 
and the king has pardoned him the suit of his peace by reason of the death 
aforesaid, provided that he stand to right in the king's court if any one 
wish to ffpeak against him in this behalf. 

Nov. 11. To Adam de Winton[ia], keeper of the town of Winchester. Order to 

Westminster, buy thirty tuns of wine for the king's use, and to cause fifteen tuns thereof to 

be carried to Gillingham against the king's arrival there, and to cause the 

remainder to be carried to Winchester castle and placed in the king's 

cellar there. 

To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause thirty quarters of wheat to be 
bought for the king's use, and to cause them to be carried to Shaftesbir[y], 
so that he have them there eight days before Christmas next. 

To the bailiff of Wodestok. Order to cause 100 oxen to be bought for 
the king's use and to cause them to be taken to Winchester. 

Nov. 11. To the sheriff of Suffolk, escheator in the same county. Order to cause 

Westminster. Gerard de Wachesham, son and heir of Giles de Wachesham, tenant in 

chief, to have seisin of his father's lands, as it appears to the king by 

lawful proofs made before him that Gerard is of full age, and the king has 

taken his homage. 



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Nov. 13. Eichard Snelman, imprisoned at Winchester for the death of Eichard de 
Westminster. Aula, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Southampton to 
bail him. 

To William de Middelton and Nicholas de Castello, auditors of the 
account of the twentieth lately granted in England. Order to allow to 
William Bagod and his fellows, late collectors of the twentieth in cos. 
Warwick and Leicester, 10 marks that William Bagod paid to Warm de 
Chaucumb, appointed to collect the said twentieth with him, for his 
expenses about the collection, and 40/. that William Bagod paid to Eobert 
Burnell, then supplying the king's place in England, by the hands of 
Bartholomew de Castello for the expedition of certain of the king's affairs 
upon two occasions. 

Nov. 13. To the sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Order to release to Henry de 
Westminster. Alditheleg[a] until the quinzaine of Easter next the distraint for the debts 
due from him to the exchequer for the debts of James de Aldithel[ega], 
his father, as the king has granted to him respite of the debts until then. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John Giffard to be 
acquitted of 1,218/. for the price of vert destroyed in the forest of Dene 
and of 100/. that he received from wind fall-wood (cabelicio) sold in that 
forest, during the time when he was constable of St. Briavels and keeper of 
the said forest, as the late king pardoned him all arrears, debts, and 
trespasses made by him in the forest during the time aforesaid, as appears 
in the said king's letters patent. 

Nov. 14. To the same. Order to cause William de Oddingeseles to be acquitted 
Westminster, of 20 marks in which he made fine for a trespass. 



Nov. 12. 
Westminster. 



To Geoffrey de Picheford, constable of Windes[ore] castle. Notification 
that the king has granted to Geoffrey de Lucy that he may fell in his 
wood of La Fr[ithe ?], which is within the bounds of Windes[ore] forest, 
great timber and underwood to the value of 100 marks, and may make his 
profit thereof at his will, provided that he cause the place when the wood 
shall be felled to be enclosed with a low hedge so that it may grow again, 
on condition that this shall not be to the damage or nuisance of the 
neighbouring parts, and order to permit Geoffrey de Lucy to do the 
premises. 

Nov. 13. To Guncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Order to take seisin 
Westminster, of the manor of Weverham with the advowson of the church of that town 
and all appurtenances, which the king gave to Eoger de Clifford to hold 
until the king should provide him with 20/. of land, and which Eoger 
rendered to the king by his charter, and to deliver the manor to the abbot 
of Dernhal, to be held until the king shall otherwise ordain. 

Nov. 16. To the steward of the forest between the bridges of Oxford and Stanford. 

Westminster. Order to cause the abbot of Peterborough to have a tithe of the venison 
taken in the king's forests within co. Northampton, as it appears to the 
king by inspection of the charters of kings William, Eichard, John, and of 
the late king that the abbot ought to have the tithe by their grant, and it also 
appears by inspection of the late king's rolls of chancery that the abbots 
always had his writ to receive the tithe. 

To Eoger de Cliff [ord], justice of the Forest this side Trent, or to him 
who supplies his place. Order to cause Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester 
and Hertford, to have three does in the forest of Bernewod, and three 
does in the forest of Whicheswod (sic). 



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1275. Membrane 2 — cont. 

Afterwards order was sent by two writs, one to the keeper of Bernewod 
forest and the other to the keeper of the forest of Wichewod. 

Nov. 13. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
Westminster. Queen Eleanor, the king's consort, to have all the debts, fees, pains, and 
usuries in which John de Burgo is indebted to any Jews of England, as the 
king has granted them to her. 

Like order concerning the debts of William de Leyburn to Jews. 

To the same. Order to cause all charters whereby Norman de Arcy is 
indebted to the king's Jews in the Jewry to be withdrawn from the chest 
of the chirographers and to be delivered to the said queen, to whom the 
king lately granted these debts. 

To the same. Order to cause the charters by which Stephen Cheindut 
was bound to Manasser (Manse?*) son of Aaron, a Jew, in 450/. to be 
withdrawn from the chest of the chirographers and delivered to the said 
queen, to whom the king lately granted the debt. 

Nov. 15. To the constable of Windes[ore] castle. Order to deliver to R. earl 
Westminster, of Norfolk and Marshal of England his wood of Broowode, which was 
taken into the late king's hands for waste, as the king has pardoned him the 
trespass concerning that wood and has also pardoned him what pertained 
to the king because the wood remained in the king's hands by judgment 
of his court before his justices late in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. 
Berks, and has restored the wood to him. 

Eynon Mohuhen, imprisoned at Shrewsbury for the death of Yevan, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Salop to bail him. 

Nov. 12. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 
Westminster. Middelton. Order to cause Benedict de Wintonia, a Jew, to be acquitted 
of 22/. 2s. 2d. exacted from him for the tallage last assessed upon the king's 
Jews by reason of the debts of Solomon le Eveske, formerly the husband of 
Flora la Blunde, late the wife of Benedict, as Flora granted to Queen 
Eleanor, the king's consort, all the debts that belonged to the said Solomon, 
and Benedict satisfied the queen's will concerning the same, whereupon the 
queen granted all the said debts to Benedict by her letters, which the king 
has inspected, and the king has granted and confirmed the said grant. 

Nov. 12. To the escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to cause Maurice de Croun to 
Westminster, have seisin of the custody of the lands and heirs of John Paynel, tenant in 
chief, as the king has granted the custody to Maurice until the heirs come 
of age, together with the marriage of the heirs. 
The like to the escheator in co. Somerset. 



Membrane 1. 
The like to the escheator in co. York. 

. — - To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 

Middelton. Order to retain for the king's use 251. of the more clear debts 

of Benedict de Wynton[ia], a Jew, and to cause him to be acquitted of 25L 
in which he is indebted to the king of his Jewry for divers debts, fines 
and amercements, and the arrears of the tallage last assessed upon him. 

Nov. 14, To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas Peter son and 
Westminster, heir of Peter de Monte Forti charged himself, in the view of his account 



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1275. Membrane 1 — cont. 

lately made before them for the time when his father was the late king's 
sheriff in cos. Salop and Stafford and keeper of the manor of Bergeveny, a 
transcript of which view they sent to the king under the seal of the 
exchequer, which the king has caused to be sent back to them under his 
seal, with 146/. 13s. 4*/. of the arrears of the ferm of Bergeveny and with 
other receipts and debts of his father's to the amount of 1,409/. Is. 5^d. 9 as 
is contained in the transcript, and Peter sought for his discharge divers 
allowances for his father's payments, costs, and expenses in the late king's 
service amounting to 1,262/. 6s. 9d., and the king and Peter, after argument 
(altercacionibus) concerning the allowances, at length agreed by divers 
challenges made in the matter, that 213/. bs. Z\d. that exceed the total of 
the said 1,409/. is. 6\d. of Peter's father's receipts and debts shall be 
wholly remitted to the king, and that the view of the account between the 
king and Peter shall be thus terminated that the king and Peter shall each 
recede quit from the view : the king therefore orders the treasurer and 
barons to cause the account to be terminated in this manner, and to cause 
Peter and the king to be acquitted of the account and of the surplus 
aforesaid, and to cause this to be so done and enrolled. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 
Simon de Creye to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter next for all 
debts due to the king and that are exacted from him by summons of the 
exchequer of the king's Jewry. 

The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. 

Nov. 15. To Richard de Holebeck, steward of the king's lands in co. Rutland. 
Westminster. Order to cause Theobald de jSTevill, son of Peter de JSTevill, to have seisin 
of the manors of Leye and Braunteston, in that county, in the same state as 
they were in on the day when they were taken into the king's hands, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by Geoffrey de Leukenh[ovre] and John de 
Metingham that the aforesaid Peter long before he committed the trespass 
for which he was outlawed enfeoffed Theobald of the manors aforesaid, and 
that Theobald had seisin thereof peacefully for a continuation of time until 
the justices of the Forest beyond Trent took the manors into the king's 
hands by his order, and that the manors ought not and cannot be the 
escheats of any one by reason of the trespass aforesaid. 

1274. Membrane 2od. 

Adam de Neumarche acknowledges that he owes to Decanicus Guylelmy, 

merchant of the king's mother, and to Guyottus Bonaventure 112/.; to be 

levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York. 

Memorandum, that, on Wednesday before St. Clement, Laurence de 
Preston, heir of Sir Gilbert de Preston, in his own person, and Alice, late 
the wife of the said Gilbert, by Philip the chaplain, her attorney, agreed at 
Leicester to divide the fees that belonged to Gilbert at his death, and by 
their consent his fees in co. Northampton were divided in the following 
form : the services of Ralph de Normanvill in Gnoston, Walter de Bucton in 
Bocton, Robert de Norhantonia in the same, Simon de Hanynton in 
Hanynton, Simon de Sancto Mauro in the same, Simon le Fu in the same,, 
Robert le Pathe in Wotton, Simon son of Geoffrey Pigin in the same, 
Thomas le Fraunceis in Billing, Ralph le Franchomme in the same, 
and Andrew le Freman in the same are assigned to Alice with the ward- 
ships, reliefs, escheats, suits of court, and all other things thence arising, 
and she shall have and hold her court by herself concerning the said 
tenants. In witness whereof both parties have put their seals to the writing 
of the other, saving to each party the yearly rents thence assigned to them 
by the king's court. 



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] 274. Membrane 25d — cont. 

'Nov. 25. Ralph le Rus acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Len, clerk, 

Kings Cliffe. 2\ marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 

(Clyve.) cos Norfolk and Cambridge. 

Ranulph de Otteby acknowledges that he owes to Beringer le Moine 
18 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Lincoln. — Guy Gobaud, who mainperned and acknowledged, etc., in co. 
Huntingdon; John le Lou, who mainperned and acknowledged, etc., in 
co. Northampton.* 

Walter Chabenot came before the king, on Sunday after St. Nicholas, and 
sought to replevy his land in Stok Daubeny, which was taken into the king's 
hands for his default before the justices of the Bench against Cicely, late 
the wife of William le Teynturer of Staunford. 

Dec. 12. Henry le Blund came before the king, on Wednesday after the Conception, 

Geddington. and sought to replevy his land in Northampton, which was taken into the 
king's hands for his default before the king against Beatrice, late the wife 
of Robert de Ardern. 

Peter de Wakerle puts in his place William Geraud and Godfrey de 
Wakhie in the suit before the king between him and Walter de Lesseburn 
and Hugh de Branceston concerning a trespass committed upon him by them. 

The said Peter puts in his place the said William and Godfrey in another 
suit before the king between him and William Taillard, Walter de Glen, 
Nicholas de Clopton iu Karlton, Algar (Algorem) de Karl ton, Henry de 
Bonhou, and Gregory de Overton concerning a trespass committed upon 
him by them. 

Hamo le Chaumberleng came before the king, on Thursday the eve of 
St. Thomas, and sought to replevy his and his wife Alice's land in 
Wenlok, which was taken into the king's hands for the default that the 
said Thomas (sic) and Alice made in the king's court against Thomas de 
Linley and Edith his wife. 

Robert Russel came before the king, on the aforesaid Thursday, and 
sought to replevy to Alexander Brun the latter's land in Braddon, which 
was taken into the king's hands for Alexander's default against John de 
Forchont. 

Dec. 22. Robert son of Ralph de Coleworth came before the king, on Saturday 

Silverstone. after St. Thomas the Apostle, and sought to replevy his land in Coleworth, 
which was taken into the king's hands for his default before the king 
against Beatrice, late the wife of Robert de Hardern. 

William de Ardern came before the king, on the said day, and sought to 
replevy to Robert de Coleworth the latter's land in Coleworth, which was 
taken into the king's hands for Robert's default before the king against 
Beatrice, late the wife of Robert de Hardern. 

The abbot of Pippewell puts in his place Elias de Thingden and John 
Scot in the suit before the king between the abbot and Ralph de Sancto 
Laudo concerning a trespass committed upon the abbot by Ralph. 

William Aumbisas acknowledges that he owes to James de Coterel 
6/. 5s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Middlesex. 



* That is, the mainpernors' lands were in cos. Huntingdon and Northampton respectively. 



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1274. Membrane 25eZ — cont. 

William cle Odingcseles acknowledges that he owes to James 13 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Warwick, 
Hertford, and Northampton. 

Enrolment of surrender by Queen Eleanor to her lord the king of her manor 
of Totel', and of all her lands, rents and services in the town of Geyton, 
which manor, lands, etc., she had of the gift of Sir Richard de Sees, knight, 
in co. Lincoln, for the use of John Ferre, her knight, so that the king shall 
confer them upon John and his hei»*s. Dated at the Tower of London, on 
Friday the eve of the Translation of St. Edward, 2 Edward [I]. 

Enrolment of release by Robert son of Ales to Edward de Castello, gold- 
smith, of his right in all the messuages, houses, lands, meadow?, etc., ways, 
liberties, bondmen (rusticis) nnd their offspring, services, escheats, etc., 
that may come to him in Great Stanmere. Witnesses : Walter de Toting', 
sheriff of Middlesex, Ralph de Septein Fontibus, coroner of Middlesex, 
Ralph Somer, Richard Wlward, Richard de la Grave, Walter de Plotinden, 
Richard de Woxinden, Andrew de Pynhore, Richard de Catton, Ralph le 
Porter, William de la Cheringg, clerk, Robert de Wenden, Richard de 
Hynkel[eye], clerk. 

Clement de Rodin ton came before the king, on Sunday after Christmas, 

and sought to replevy to Felicia de Stanford and Joan de Stanford their 

land in Stanford on Soar, which was taken into the king's hands for their 
default before the king against John de Troweil. 

John Stary came before the king, on Monday after St. Thomas the 
Martyr, and sought to replevy his land in Hilnescote, which was taken 
into the king's hands for his default before the sheriff of Cornwall in bis 
county [court] against William de Whalesbrewe. 

Walter Russell of Hereford came before the king, on Thursday after the 
Circumcision, and sought to replevy to Reginald Russel the latter's land in 
Hereford, which was taken into the king's hands for Reginald's default in 
the king's court against Ralph de Hisleye. 

Terricus le Aiemand, keeper of the land and heir of Eustace son of Thomas, 
came before the king on Friday after the Circumcision, and sought to 
replevy to himself and the heir the latter's land in Shelve, which was taken 
into the king's hands for the default that Terricius (sic) made in the king's 
court against Geoffrey de Leukenor[e]. 

Master John de Brudeford puts in his place John de Wyndesor[e] and 
Richard de Axeministre in the suit before the king between him and John 
son of Adam, William de Chiuelton, William son of William de Staunton, 
William de Dutton, John Chauntemerle, Roger de la Rreche, and John de 
Estecumbe concerning a trespass committed upon him by them. 

Richard de Brirelay came before the king, on Tuesday after the Epiphany, 
and sought to replevy to Ralph de Bakepuz the latter's land in Holebrok, 
which was taken into the king's hands for Ralph's default in the king's 
court against Robert de Ferrar[iis.] 

1275. 

Jan. 9. The king has granted to Eleanor, countess of Leicester, that Master 

Marlborough. Nicholas de Wautham, canon of Lincoln, whom she appointed in her place 

before the king, shall be admitted as her attorney in all pleas for or against 

her in the king's court, and that Nicholas may substitute attorneys in his 

place, for the space of one year. 



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1275 • Membrane 25d — cont. 

And Nicholas substituted John Homedeu and Nicholas de Fange, clerk, 
as his attorneys in the aforesaid suits. 

Edmund, the king's brother, came before the king, on Monday the 
morrow of the Epiphany, and sought to replevy his land in DufFeld, which 
was taken into the king's hands for his default against Joan, late the wife of 
Nicholas de Campania, concerning a third of a messuage, 46 acres of land, 
10 acres of meadow, and 120 acres of wood in Duffeld, 

Membrane 25d — Schedules, 

Purpart*/ of the countess of Ferrers. — Partition of the lands that the 
countess of Winchester held in dower of the inheritance of Roger de 
Quency, sometime earl of Winchester, between the underwritten co-heirs of 
Roger is made thus : that a third part on the south (propinquior versus 
solem) in demesne lands, meadows, pastures, forests, parks, and other 
appurtenances, with a third of the rents of freemen and villeins fell by lot 
to Margaret de Ferr[ariis], countess of Derby (Derbeye) ; and she has a third 
of each chief messuage, to wit of Silhou (sic) with Eynisbir[y] and Maugre 
Shepesheved and Cynnovere. Moreover, lady Ellen la Souche in her own 
person and the countess of Ferr[ers] by her attorneys granted to the earl of 
Bouhan and to his wife E[lizabeth] that if they pleased they should have 
in inheritance the chief messuage of Suhou with the buildings, gardens, 
vineyards, fishponds and other things contained within the enclosure, 
paying to the said parceners the value in that manor of two parts of the 
extent thereof made by Master William de Klifford. And if they elect to 
do this, then the chief messuages with buildings, gardens, and other things 
within the enclosure of Shepeheved and Chynnovere shall be parted by lot 
between the countess of Ferrers and lady Ellen la Souche, paying to the 
said earl and his wife in the said manors the value of a third of the said 
messuages, according to the extent thereof made by Master W. de Klifford. 



The part of the earl of Bouhan. — Partition of the lands of the aforesaid 
countess of Winchester is made thus : that a third on the north (remocior 
a sole) in demesne lands, meadows, pastures, forests, parks and other 
appurtenances, with a third of the rents of the freemen and villeins fell by 
lot by consent of the parties to Alexander Comyn, earl of Bouhan, and to 
Elizabeth his wife, and they have (habet) a third of each chief messuage, to 
wit of Suhou with Eynisbir[y] and Maugre Shepeheved and Ohynovere. 
Moreover, lady Ellen la Souche in her own person and the countess of 
Ferrers by her attorneys granted to the earl and his wife that if they pleased 
they should have in inheritance [etc. as in preceding]. 



The part of Ellen la Zuche. — Partition of the lands of the aforesaid 
countess of Winchester is made thus : that a third in the middle (media a 
sole) in demesne lands, meadows, pastures, forests, parks and other appur- 
tenances, with a third of the rents of the freemen and villeins fell by lot by 
consent of the parties to Ellen la Zuche, and she has a third of each chief 
messuage, to wit of Sutho with Eynesbir[y] and Maugre Sepeheved and 
Chynnore. Moreover, Ellen in her own person and the countess of Ferrers 
by her attorneys granted to the earl of Bouchan and E[lizabeth], his wife, 
that if they pleased they should have [etc. as above]. 



u 96998. 



226 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. Membrane 25d — Schedules — cont. 

The chancellor to (. . suo suus, salutem). Order to write to the 

eseheator that, after partition of the lands that the countess of Winchester 
held in dower shall have been made according to the agreement made 
between her heirs before the addressee, he shall cause the countess of 
Ferrers and Ellen la Zusche to have seisin of their portions, and that the 
portion of the earl of Bochan and his wife shall remain in the king's hands 
until they come to court in person and until the king shall otherwise order 
after they shall have done homage for their purparty of the inheritance.* 



er 



The same to the same (suo suus). Lady Ellen la Zuche, with L 
parceners and co-heirs of the dower that Eleanor de Yallibus, sometime 
countess of Winchester, held of the inheritance of R. de Quency, sometime 
earl of Winchester, whose heiresses they are, have caused the lands to be 
parted amongst them in equal portions, with which they are contented, 
which portions [the chancellor] sends to the addressee enclosed in the 
presents, so that the king may take the homage of the heirs when they 
come to him and when certified by the letters of the addressee, so that the 
[chancellor] may cause to be done for the parceners and co-heirs what shall 
be just, according the duty (debitum) of his office. 

Membrane 24cl 

William son of William cle Boyton acknowledges that he owes to Simon 
de Crepping 300/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. 

Walter, bishop of Rochester, puts in his place William de Hamelton and 
Walter de Odyham in the suit before the king between him and the 
countess of Gloucester of a plea why the countess deforces him of the heir 
of Richard de Stratton. 

The said bishop gives Robert de Rogate to Robert son of Nigel, a minor, 
as keeper for the plea between the bishop and the abbot of Tiltey. 

The abbot of Hide, Winchester, puts in his place William de Kancia and 
John Trencheful in the suit before the king between the abbot and Henry, 
prior of Bermundes[eye], Walter le Bailif de Warlingham, William 
Atteful of Warlingham, Thomas Attokese, Thomas de Genescomp, John 
Hencok, Alexander de Hegham, Elias de Alnesete, John de Selesden, John 
Hamond, William Randolf, Thomas le Rede, John Flore, William Wise, 
Nicholas de Norbrich of Blecchingeligh, and Thomas Welse of Stonhamme 
in a plea of trespass. 

Jan. 12. Henry de Brok, who is going to parts beyond the sea by the king's 

Eamsbury. licence with Queen Eleanor, the king's mother, has attorned Guy de 

Thaunton, Robert de Bradeford, and Robert de Rogate in all pleas for or 

against him in all courts, with power to appoint attorneys in their place, for 

so long as he shall be in parts beyond the sea. 

Richard le Bretun came before the king, on Wednesday after St. Hilary, 

an d sought to replevy the land of himself and Jul[iana] his wife in Boclaund, 

which was taken into the king's hands for their default in the king's court 
against Henry de Maneston, chaplain. 



* This is the mandate for the issue of the order to John de Londonia, the eseheator, at page 138 
above. 



3 EDWARD 1. 227 



127 5 . Membrane 24d — cont. 

Walter de Colevill acknowledges that he owes to Hugh son of Oita 
200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his] lands and chattels 
in cos. Lincoln and Cambridge. 

Enrolment of deed of Peter Lof, prior of Rush', resigning the priory, 
which he has of the gift of the abbot and convent of Sauve Majeure (Silve 
Majoris), to the said abbot and convent, willing and granting that they 
may ordain concerning the priory and the things pertaining to it. In 
witness whereof he has procured the king's seal to be appended to the 
presents, together with his own seal, which is unknown amongst (penes} 
them. Dated at Ambresbur[y], 15 January, 1274[-5]. 

Enrolment of letter from the said Peter to the abbot and convent of 
Sauve Majeure resigning the priory of Rush into their hands. Sealed and 
dated as above. 

Geoffrey de Burun puts in his place William son of Reginald de Belton 

in the suit before the king between him and Richard de Wrkideslegh 

concerning a trespass committed upon him by them. 

Alexander de Bradenham, who is going to parts beyond sea with Queer* 
Eleanor, the king's mother, has attorned before the king Richard de 
Pevens[eye] and John de Polewrth in his place in all pleas for or against 
him in all courts, with power to appoint attorneys in their place, for two 
years, unless he return in the interim. 

Reginald le Sauser, who is going with the said queen, attorns John 
de Burdeus and John de Staundon in his place for two years in like 
manner. 

Humphrey de Veilly acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de Houeden 
7 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. York. 

Enrolment of grant by John de Grey, knight, to Sir Henry de Longo 
Campo, knight, and Sibyl, his wife, of all his manor and land in Ketene 
and all appurtenances of the land and manor, and of the homage and service 
of William de Kelleby and Serlo Prig for the lands that they held of 
Reginald de Grey and Matilda his wife in Heydore, and of the service and 
tenement of John son of Philip and of Alice, late the wife of Thomas le 
Carpenter, with all their offspring, which tenements they held of Henry 
and Matilda in villeinage in that town : doing therefor the due and usual 
services to the lords of the fee, to wit to Sir Richard de Grey for the said 
manor 2s. or a sore-coloured sparrowhawk yearly, to Sir Eble de Monz 
4$, Sd. (?) yearly, to Sir Robert de Stok 35. tyd., to Ralph de Grenham %\d. 9 
to the prior of Newstead Id., to the heir (hered 9 ) of Walter de Bradecroft 
Sd., to Richard de Luffenham Id., to Ellen de Weston Id., to German \d. 9 
to Robert de Ketelestorp \d,, to Ralph Tayllard ^d., to the altar of 
St. Mary \d., to Henry de Neweboth \d., to the heirs {hered') of Hugh Fabian 
^d., to the heirs (hered') of Geoffrey son of John f $., to Richard de Freytorp 
\d., to Alan de Kiltorp \d., to Matilda Toky \d., to Henry David \d>, to- 
Robert de Luffenham Id., to Simon Gumry \d., and rendering therefor to 
the donor and his heirs a pair of white gloves, price Id., or Id. at Easter. 
Witnesses : Sir Philip Basset, Thomas Grethel[eye], William de Insula, 
Hugh de Hercy, John Luvel, Robert de Wauton, Robert de Neweton, 
knights ; Ralph de Grenham, Nicholas de Weston. 

Memorandum, that Sibyl came into chancery, and acknowledged that she 
could have nothing in the said manor except free tenement for life, and if 
she could claim ought else therein, she remits it for herself and her assigns 

p 2 



228 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. 



Feb. 3. 

Caversham. 



Feb. 5. 
Caversham. 



Feb. 7. 
Windsor. 



Membrane 24d — cont. 

to Henry's heir, and she willed and granted that neither she nor any one 
through her may claim aught in the manor except for the term of her 
life. 

To Bogo de Knovill, sheriff of Salop. The king is well pleased that the 
day that Bogo has agreed upon (inivistis) with Llewelyn, prince of Wales, 
concerning the trespasses [committed] upon the king's men by Llewelyn 
and his men, as Bogo has signified to the king, shall be held by Bogo in the 
form provided by Bogo for this purpose, provided that Bogo take with him 
two or three discreet and lawful knights of that county at that day, in 
whose presence Llewelyn and his men shall make amends, if they will, for 
the said trespasses according to the discretion of Bogo and the said knights. 
Bogo is ordered to write the king what shall be done on the day aforesaid. 

Peter de Monte Forti, who is going on pilgrimage to Santiago by the 
king's licence, has attorned before the king in his place William de Noting- 
ham, chaplain, and Richard de Wroksul in all pleas for or against him in 
all courts, with power to appoint attorneys in their place, until the feast of 
St. Margaret next. 

Robert Malet and Master Walter de la Sare acknowledge that they owe 
to the abbot of Messeden 130 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham. 

William Devereux came into chancery and acknowledges that he owes to 
Roger de Mortuo Mari 100 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
his land and chattels in co. Hereford. For the said 100 marks Roger 
restored to the aforesaid William [Incomplete.] 

To Alexander Comyn, earl of Bouhan. The king, at the request of 
Alexander, king of Scotland, and of the king's sister M. queen of Scotland, 
has granted to the earl that Elizabeth, the earl's wife, daughter and co- 
heiress of R. de Quency, sometime earl of Winchester, may stay in the said 
earl of Bouhan's parts, as she is pregnant and near her delivery, so that she 
shall not come to the king for the restitution of the inheritance falling to her 
from her father. The king will restore the purparty of the said inheritance 
falling to Elizabeth to the earl of Bouhan on his and his wife's behalf at 
his next coming to the king, as has been wont to" be done in the like 
case. 

William Girebert acknowledges that he owes to Robert Burnell, arch- 
deacon of York, 350 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Berks and Wilts. 

Mabel, late the wife of Robert de Chaumpayne, who is going to Scotland 
to stay in Galway, has attorned Robert le Somenur of Great Stivekley in 
her place in all pleas for or against her, with power to appoint attorneys in 
his place, for one year. 

Christiana de Marisco has granted power to R. (sic) bishop of Waterford 
to make attorneys for her in all pleas, for one year. 

Stephen, bishop of Waterford, puts in his place Richard de Derby, 
chaplain, in all pleas, with power to appoint attorneys in his place, for one 
year. 

Membrane 22d. 

John de Barclyve acknowledges that he owes to Robert Burnell, the 
chancellor, 20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Worcester. 



3 EDWARD I. 229 



1275. Membrane 22d— cont. 

Roger Loveday acknowledges that he owes to Laurence de Sancto Mauro 
20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Suffolk. 

Walter de Colevill acknowledges that he owes to John de Cheyny 
8 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Lincoln. 

Walter de Colevill came into chancery and granted that Hugh son of Oto 
shall have the corn, stock, and all issues of Walter's manors of Byham, 
Alburn, Kokerington, and Weston until Hugh shall have received thence 
200 marks due from him to Walter. 

Walter de Huntercumbe acknowledges that he owes to William de Rye 
23 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Northumberland, Berks and Buckingham. 

Henry du Merk acknowledges that he owes to John de Soninghall 
6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Buckingham. 

John Daniel comes before the king, on Friday after St. Matthias, and 
sought to replevy his land of La More, which was taken into the king's 
hands for his default against Sibyl, late the wife of Richard le Trace. 

Benedict de Rolleston acknowledges that he owes to Geoffrey de Picheford 
10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Leicester. 

» Peter Boterel, who h going to parts beyond sea by the king's licence, has 

« » — given power to John de Marre to receive the part that the king will assign 
to Peter of the fees of Botherell, which are in the king's hands, and to do 
other things concerning Peter in this behalf. 

Membrane 21 d. 

Thomas le Ercedegne acknowledges that he owes to Matilda, late the wife 

of Henry de la Pomereye, son (J2F) of Geoffrey de la Pomereye, 50 marks ; 

to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Cornwall 
and Buckingham. 

Geoffrey son of Geoffrey de Graham puts in his place William de 
Bocllam (?) and John de Fynmer in a suit before the king between Geoffrey 
and Nicholas Roys, William son of Robert le Couper, Gilbert Togod, and 
Robert his brother in a plea of trespass. 

Anselm son of Anselm de Graham puts in his place the said William 
and John in a plea before the king between him and Nicholas Roys, 
Thomas son of Thomas, and William son of Robert le Couper in the same plea. 

1274. To R. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a general parlia- 

Dec. 27. ment to be held on the morrow of the close of Easter next, as the king has 

Woodstock, prorogued until then the parliament that he proposed to hold with his 

prelates and magnates at London at the quinzaine of St. Mary next. 

[Pari. Writs.] 

Membrane 20d. 

Andrew de Manyngho came before the king, on Wednesday before St. 

Ambrose, and sought to replevy to Constance de Morteyn the advowson of 

the chapel of Wroxhulle, which was taken into the king's hands for her 
default before the king against Mabel de Wrokishull, John Hermer, 
Richard de Whaddon, Nicholas le Blake, and Ellen his wife. 



230 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. 

March 8. 
- Windsor. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



April 11. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 19c?. 

To Fulk Lovel and Gregory de Rockel[eye], appointed to hear and 
determine the affairs of native and alien merchants. Order, at the 
instance of Guy, count of Flanders, to respite until the middle of Lent 
next what pertains to the king of the matters of the Flemish merchants 
touching the said merchants before Fulk and Gregory, so that they shall 
proceed in the meantime to the inquisitions and pleas of the matters of 
the said merchants, according to the form delivered to Fulk and Gregory, 
provided however that no completion of the matters of the said mer- 
chants of Flanders before them shall be made by them before the term 
aforesaid. 

Richard Gruscet came before the king, on Wednesday after the Annun- 
ciation, and sought to replevy to John son of John Peivere the latter's 
land in Weston, which was taken into the king's hands for John's default 
in the king's court against Henry Curcefalur. 

William Bovy and Eleanor his wife came before the king, on Sunday 
after the Annunciation, and sought to replevy their land in Rypun, which 
was taken into the king's hands for their default in the king's court 
against Thomas de Salleye. 

Adam del Boys came before the king, on the said Sunday, and sought to 
replevy to the prior of Holy Trinity, Ipswich, the prior's land in Broke- 
dysh, which was taken into the king's hands for his default in the king's 
court against Katherine, late the wife of Reginald de Brokedish, 

William le Latimer, who is going to Santiago, gives power to John le 
Latimer his brother and Richard Bret to make attorneys for him in all 
suits for or against him, until Michaelmas next, unless he return to England 
in the meantime. 

The under-written have quittance of the common summons* in co. 
Worcester : 

William de Valencia. 

Roger de Clifford, the elder. 

John de London [ia]. 

William de Bello Campo, clerk. 

Beatrice de Bello Campo. 

Master Thomas de Cantilupo. 

Peter Grele. 

Malculm de Harlegh. 

John de Wygorn[ia], clerk of chancery. 

Membrane 18d. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to deliver to the chancellor of the 
university of Oxford Master Robert de Flennngvill, whom the sheriff has 
lately arrested for certain causes, as the king wills that he shall be delivered 
to the chancellor according to custom ; receiving security from the chan- 
cellor that Robert shall be before the king at Westminster at Easter, to 
stand to right concerning those things that the sheriff will then speak 
against him. The sheriff is ordered to be there then to show why he caused 
Robert to be arrested. 

Robert de Bray came before the king, on Thursday after St. Ambrose, 
and sought to replevy to William le Bretun of Staundon the latter's land 
in Overestaundon, which was taken into the king's hands for William's 
default in the king's court against John de Holewell. 



* That is, of the eyre. 



3 EDWARD I. 231 



^275. Membrane 18J — cont. 

Thomas son of Avicia de Suwell came before the king, on Easter 
Sunday, and sought to replevy his land in Suwell and sought to replevy to 
Richard son of Simon de Averham and to himself Richard's land in the 
same town, which were taken into the king's hands for their default in the 
king's court against William son of Roger de Lekeburn. 

William de la Sale of Great Fransham puts in his place Nicholas son of 
Laurence and Alexander de Dodelington in the suit before the king 
between him and Hugh, parson of the church of Great Eranshain, in a plea 
of land. 

Hugh de Burton came before the king, on Thursday in Easter week, and 
sought to replevy to Elizabeth Pantof her land in Burton St. Lazars and 
Little Danby, which was taken into the king's hands for her default in his 
court against William Hamelyn. 

Henry Brun of St. Edmunds came before the king, on Thursday in 
Easter week, and sought to replevy his land in Stanton, which was taken 
into the king's hands /or his default in the king's court against Sarah de 
Berningham. 

April 23. Robert le Brok of Tywe came before the king, on Tuesday before St. 
Harering. Mark, and sought to replevy his land in Little Tywe, which was taken 

into the king's hands [for his default] against Isabella, late the wife of 

Richard de Staunford. 

Gilbert le Noreys came before the king, on Wednesday the morrow of 

• St. George, and sought to replevy to himself and Matilda, his wife, their 

land in Sutton, which was taken into the king's hands for their default in 
his court against Robert de Sutton. 

William de Ponton came before the king, on Thursday the feast of St. 
Mark, and sought to replevy his land in Rulvyngdon, which was taken into 
the king's hands for his default in the king's court against Richard le Wyse. 

William de Pauling acknowledges that he owes to Master William Darel 
and the other co-executors of the will of Martin le Littlebir[y] 22 marks; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford. 

John de Karl[iol]o came before the king, on Friday after St. Luke, and 
sought to replevy to the prior of St. Mary's, Carlisle, the latter's land, 
which was taken into the king's hands for the prior's default in the king's 
court against William de Tyndal. 

April 30. John de Cogan, who is going to Ireland by the king's licence, has given 

Westminster, power to Gilbert de Wollavinton and Hugh de Wollavinton, clerk, to 

make attorneys for him in all pleas for or against him, until Michaelmas 

next and for two years from then, unless he return to England in the 

meantime, 

John le Clerc, nephew (nepos) of Nicholas Russel of Lafford, acknow- 

ledged that he owes to Master Henry de Newerk 20 marks ; to be levied, 

in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

John de Smalebrok and Henry de Gustes' of Leybourne, co, Kent, 
acknowledge that they owe to Gregory de Rokesle 5 marks ; to be levied, 
' in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

Paulinus ate Welle, Walter Lymch, John Twyht, Robert ate Welle, and 
William Twytte acknowledge that they owe to Gregory de Eylmerestone 
106*. \0\d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels , 
in co. Kent. 



232 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. 



Membrane \%d — cont. 
Humphrey de Bohun acknowledges that he owes to John le Usser 
55 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
Hereford. 



CO 



William de Durneford acknowledges that he owes to Robert de la Ware 
10 marks ; to be levied^ in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Wilts. 

Roger son of Payn acknowledges that he owes to Hugh Peverel of Saun- 
ford 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Somerset and Devon. 

May 2. The abbot of Albemarle attorns before the king Hugh Hoke of Aude- 

Westminster. burg and James Bouc of Benefited in all pleas moved for or against the 
abbot in whatsoever courts of the king, both in the eyre of justices and 
elsewhere, for three years. 

„ John de Burgo acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Helyun and his- 

fellows, executors of the will of Robert Waleraund, 10 marks; to be 

levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels, in cos. Somerset 
and Dorset. 

Edmund de Hemegrave, Benedict de Blakeham, William de Kirketor, 
Robert de Valeynes, the younger, and William de Giselham acknowledge 
that they owe to William de Aete 30/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of their lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Baldwin Wake acknowledges that he owes to John de Mouhaut 35 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Lincoln, York and Northampton. 

May 2. To the mayor and burgesses of Oxford. Order to cause the king's 

Westminster, assizes in the sale of victuals and a certain modification of the price 
of wine and other things for sale to be fully observed and provided 
in that town by the council and assent of the chancellor and proctors of the 
university, and to permit the scholars of the university to use their liberties 
and customs freely as they used them in times past, so that renewed com- 
plaint may not come to the king whereby he would have to apply his hand 
otherwise in this behalf, as [the mayors and burgesses are bound*] to make 
good and lawful pennyworths (denaratas) of victuals and to provide and 
ordain a certain modification of the price of wine and other things for sale in 
the aforesaid town, which the mayor and other bailiffs are bound by virtue of 
their oath taken before the chancellor and proctors to cause to be observed 
faithfully by the counsel and consent of the chancellor and proctors, and the 
bakers and brewers (braciatrices) and other sellers of victuals, breaking the 
king's assizes in bread, drink, and especially in the sale of wine and other 
victuals, sell such victuals more dearly in that town than they ought of 
right to do, to the damage of the university and of all the community of 
that town, as the king learns from the information of certain of his subjects. 
[Prynne, Records, iii. 163.] 

To William de Bridelinton, chancellor of the university of Oxford. 
Order to permit friar John de Pecham and Oliver de Encourt to hear and 
determine the matter and cause between Master Robert de Memengvill and 
a Jewess named Comitissa, the wife of Isaac Pulet, which have been long 
agitated before the chancellor, as the king has for certain causes committed 
the matter to John and Oliver to be heard and determined. The king 
wills that by this prejudice shall not arise at other times in causes and 

* There appears to be an omission here in the enrolment. 



3 EDWARD I. 233 



1275. Membrane 18c? — cont. 

matters pertaining to the chancellor's office, but that he shall use and enjoy 
them as he did in times past. 

To the prior and convent of Holy Trinity, London. Order to permit 
Tiged* Amadei to have administration of the chests of his that John de 
Lovetot and Geoffrey de Neubald lately caused to be arrested in the priory 
for certain causes, and to permit Tiged' to have administration of the goods 
and chattels contained therein. 

■■ — Geoffrey de Suthtorp acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Gugehou 

120 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 

in co. Northampton. 

John de Cameys acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Seyton 
35 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Sussex. 

Simon de Thrapston acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Helyun 
and his fellows, executors of the will of Robert Waleraund, 100s. for Robert 
de Watervill ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Northampton. 

Henry de Cokefeud acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Rastel 45 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Suffolk. 

William de Botereaus acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Tuyford 
100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Warwick. 

Saer Hay of Waltham acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Malore 
100s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Essex. 

Membrane 17c/. 

May 7. William de Mongomery and Stephen de Burgo acknowledge that they 

Westminster, owe to Nicholas de Gukehou and Amice his wife 200 marks; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in cos. Northampton and 
Derby. — For this recognisance Nicholas released bis right in the mill of 
Eke ton, and in the meadow called i Holm,' and in the advowson of the 
church of Eketon, all of which Nicholas and Amice had of the gift of John 
de Mongomery, and he mainperned for Amice that he would cause her to 
come on the morrow of the Ascension next to levy a fine thereof in the 
king's court, so that William shall be secure that the mill, meadow, and 
advowson shall remain to him and his heirs quit of Nicholas and Amice. 

Enrolment of agreement between Thomas, abbot of Neuhous, and the 
convent of the same, and Peter de Campina, knight, made on Tuesday the 
morrow of St. John the Apostle, 1275, witnessing that whereas the abbot 
and convent were previously bound to the prioress and nuns of Broddeholm 
in 6 quarters of wheat yearly, the abbot and convent now acknowledge 
themselves bound to the prioress and nuns in 9 quarters of good and 
merchantable (pacabilis) wheat, to be paid to them at Saxilby within the 
quinzaine of the Purification, so that the aforesaid 6 quarters shall be 
allowed to the abbot and convent in the 9 quarters that are to be received 
henceforth. Witnesses : Sir Elias de Raban, Sir Adam de Mohawt, Sir 
Adam de Novo Mercato, Sir Alexander de Monteforti, knights ; Robert de 
Baliolo, William de Keleby, Peter de Lund. 



234 CALEKDAK OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. Membrane Vld — cont. 

— — Christiana de Manlea, who is going to parts beyond 'sea by the king's 

— licence, gives power to Peter son of John and Robert de Feltham to mako 

attorneys in her place in all pleas for one year, unless she return to England 
in the meantime. 

On Wednesday after St. John ante Portam Latinam, in the third year of king 
Edward, all the lands that belonged to James son of Sir James de Alditheleg' 
in the counties of Salop, Stafford, and Chester, were divided between Henry 
de Aldithel[eg'], brother and heir of James, and John de Eyvill and 
Matilda, his wife, by consent of the parties, and Matilda's dower thereof 
was assigned, to wit that for the purparty and dower of Matilda of the 
lands of James, formerly her husband, there fell to and were assigned to 
John and Matilda as her dower all the lands that Henry had in the 
manors of Egmundon, Alstanesfeld, Oiiecot[e], Aldithel[eg'], Horton, 
Chesterton, Gravenhungre, Chadkeleg', Haywod, and the town of Chester, 
except the town of Newport (Noviburgi) with the fish pond and mill of that 
town, and except the castle of Aldithel[eg'] and the advowson of the church 
of that town. Henry and his heirs shall have their lodgings Qiospicia) only at 
Chester, as their ancestors were wont to have. Moreover, John and Matilda 
shall have as her dower a moiety of all Henry's part of the manor of Ford, 
and in addition 70*. of yearly rent in that manor, provided that if John and 
Matilda recover dower of Loxforth and Kempeleg, then Henry shall have 
out of the said 70*. of yearly rent as much as the dower so recovered shall 
be worth by extent. Moreover, John and Matilda shall have in dower a 
moiety of all Henry's part in Wycho Mauban,* with all appurtenances, as 
fully and wholly separately in all and singular the places aforesaid as Henry 
held the said lands at any time as they were extended Jby the king's order 
after the death of James, Henry's brother. Henry shall have recompence 
for the said dower of his purparty out of the lands (de terris) that belonged 
to the said James in the aforesaid counties^ [to wit] the manors (maneria) 
of Marchumleg', Kendesden, Heleg', Newport (Novoburgo), Talk, Beckeleg', 
Weston, Thursfeld, Enedon, Langesdon, Colde Norton, Tunstall, Bur- 
wardeslime, Newhall (Nova Aula), Aston, and Smalewod, together with 
the ferry (pass agio) of Swanebache and Bruneshurst. And a moiety 
(medief)^ of all Henry's part of Wycho Mauban of the manor of Ford, 
except 70*. of yearly rent aforesaid from the manor of Ford, and except the 
knights' fees (feod) that are and may be found without the manors of the 
dower aforesaid and without the manors of two parts of the dower, which 
fees ought to be divided into three parts, and one third thereof ought to be 
assigned to John and Matilda in dower. Moreover, Henry shall assign to 
John and Matilda from his said lands in a suitable place the value of a third of 
two parts of the manor of Horesete, co. Cambridge, which belonged to James, 
in recompence for Matilda's dower of that manor. In case Lady Alice de Bello 
Campo recover the manor of Horesete against Henry by judgment of the 
king's court, then Henry shall have again the lands thus to be assigned to 
John and Matilda for the latter's dower of that manor. Henry grants that 
if any lands of his brother be found that are not contained in this deed, such 
lands pball be divided without delay and dower thereof shall be assigned 
to Matilda. 



Henry Owayn acknowledges that he owes to William de Eye 140 marks. 

— - For payment of this he found Henry de Mersenton, Roger de Wardenton, 
Ralph de Burg[o], and Roger Tok as pledges, each of whom constituted 

* The following words would seem to be intended to apply to the lands mentioned previously, as well 
as to those in Wyche Mauban. 

| The meaning of this section is doubtful. 



3 EDWARD T. 



235 



May 8. 

Westminster. 



1275. Membrane I7d — cont. 

himself principal debtor, and granted that the money shall he levied of his 
lands and chattels in cos. Derby and Stafford in Henry's default. 

Peter Corbet acknowledges that he owes to Malcolm de Harleye 59 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Salop. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Oliver de Dinhant, Walter de Langel[eg'J, and William de Percy 
acknowledge that they owe to William de Valencia] 91/. for the delivery 
of the body of Robert de Immere ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in cos. Somerset, Devon, and Dorset, 

May 10. Nicholas Corbet came into chancery, and put in his place Nicholas de 
Westminster. Yecham and Richard de Hoyland to sue before the king for his purparty of 
the inheritance of Avelina (Avelini), late the wife of Edmund, his brother, 
of the inheritance of Muntfichet. 



May 12. 

Westminster. 



May 13. 

Westminster. 



May 15. 

Westminster. 



May 15. 

Westminster. 



Robert de Deri [eg'] acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de Cornhull' 
18Z. 5s. 0c?. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Derby. 

Geoffrey le Marchant of Renham acknowledges that he owes to Walter 
de Helyun and the other executors of the will of Robert Waleraund 24 
marks 13s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 

in co. Essex. 

Peter Johan de la Rokau, burgess of Bayonne, acknowledges that he owes 
to Peter de Ryun 10Z. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in Bayonne. 

Stephen de Tot of Westden acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Berkeswell 53 marks. He made this recognisance for the release of a 
messuage and two caracates of land in Dodington, co. Devon, and he 
granted that the sheriff of Wilts shall levy this sum from his lands and 
chattels in his default. 

Memorandum, that Master Thomas de Canti Lupo came into the king's 
court, and delivered to the king William de Canti Lupo, son and heir of 
Nicholas de Canti Lupo, whose marriage pertains to the king, and that the 
king delivered William to Thomas to be kept at the king's pleasure. 

Simon de Insula acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert de Bakeham 
12 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Cambridge. 

Theobald de Verdun, who is going to Ireland by the king's licence, has 
given power to Elias de Oddeston and Ralph de Burgo to make attorneys 
in his place in all pleas, until Michaelmas next and for two years from then 
in case Theobald go to Ireland and unless he return in the meantime. 

Roger de Mortuo Mari has quittance of the common summons [of the 
eyre] in co. Worcester. 

Bartholomew de Suthleye and William Corbet have the like quittance in 
the same county. 

The abbot of Messingden acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew de 
Castelio 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Buckingham. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. 



May 24. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 17 d — cont. 

The king has granted to Theobald de Verdun, who is going to Ireland 
by his licence, quittance until Michaelmas next and from then for two 
years of the common summons of justices who may be in eyre in cos. Wilts, 
Gloucester, Hertford, Salop, Stafford, Leicester, Warwick, Oxford, 
Buckingham, and Essex, unless he return to England in the meantime. 

Thomas de Sancto Martino acknowledges that he owes to John de 
Sancto Dionisio 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Essex, Suffolk, and Wilts. 

The abbot of Messingdon came into chancery, and acknowledged that he 
had received from Robert Malet and Master Walter de la Mare 130 marks, 
due to him by a recognisance made in the rolls of chancery. 

The king has granted to Alexander, earl of Bouhan, that Thomas de 
Kynros and John de Skeftinton may make attorneys for the earl in all pleas 
for two years from the Ascension, in the 3rd year of the reign, and the king 
has granted that the earl and Elizabeth his wife shall in the meantime be 
quit of common summonses in all counties where they have lands, and that 
they shall have writs to that effect to the justices in eyre when the eyres 
shall be summoned. The earl has appointed Thomas and John to receive 
the purparty falling to his wife of the lands, fees, and alms (sic) that 
belonged to R. de Qusncy, late earl of Winchester, her father. 

The king also gave power to the said Thomas to receive attorneys of the 
said Elizabeth in all pleas and in all the matters aforesaid in which her 
husband has attorneys. 

Be it known that Thomas received attorneys in Elizabeth's place, to wit 
Richard de Kelm and Henry de Cutherstok(P). 

William de Percy acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew de Castello 
20/.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. York. 

Master Henry de Bray acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Blitheburg 46s. 8 d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Northampton. 



Membrane IQd. 

May 28. William de Saham, yeoman, acknowledges that he owes to Robert le 

Westminster. Paneter 4 marks j to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Southampton. 

Hugh Duket acknowledges that he owes to John de Ubbeston, usher of 

the king's chamber, 5 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 

lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause William de la Clythe, imprisoned 
at Oxford for carrying off (subtractione) of a horse wherewith he was 
taken, from prison by the following surety (plevinam), as he is not 
[a thief] and no one prosecutes him, as it is said, and he has found sureties, 
to wit John de la Hale and Master Walter de Odyham of co. Southampton, 
Richard de Braddemer of co. Surrey, and Ralph de Ripplingham of co. 

, # to stand to right in this matter before the king's justices at 

the first assize when they come to those parts or elsewhere at the king's 
order. 



May 19. 

Westminster. 



* The name of the county has been omitted by oversight. 



3 EDWAED I. 237 



1275. Membrane 16t/ — cont. 

Memorandum, that Robert son of Henry de Borewell came before the 
king in chancery, on Thursday before Whitsuntide, and said that he had 
lost his seal in Westminster Hall. 

— — Roger de Lancastr[ia], puts in his place Walter Theyl, clerk, and 

Gilbert de Brunolvesheved to sue for the purparty falling to him of the 

inheritance that belonged to A^elina, late the wife of Edmund, his brother. 

Richard de Sees came into chancery, on Saturday the eve of Whitsun- 
day, and acknowledged that he owed to Queen Eleanor, the king's consort, 
40/. in which he made fine with her for a trespass in beating her servants, 
for which 40/, he granted and pledged to her all his tenements in G-eyton, 
so that they shall be extended and shall remain to the queen by that extent 
until she shall have received the money aforesaid in fulJ, and that after she 
shall have received the money aforesaid, the tenements shall remain to her 
by the said extent until she shall receive thence 260 marks of a debt of the 
Jewry in which Richard was bound to divers Jews, and if he be indebted 
to Jews in a greater sum, then the tenements shall remain to the queen 
until she shall receive thence all the said debts for her use. This recogni- 
sance is also enrolled in the rolls of the justices for the king's pleas. So 
soon as the deeds have been written that ought to be made in this matter, 
they shall be enrolled according to the form of the recognisance aforesaid. 

Enrolment of grant of Andrew de Scaccario to Sir Francis de Bonon[ia], 
LL.D., councillor of the king of England, of all his messuage of Bad elkyng 
and of all his lands, rents, etc. in the said town of Baldelkyng (sic), for 
the term of the grantee's life. For this gift and confirmation of the 
charter Sir Francis shall acquit Andrew of a debt of 55 marks in the Jewry 
against Isaac Polet, a Jew. Witnesses : Sir Hugh son of Oto, the king's 
steward, Sir Peter Achard, Sir Nicholas de Hanrede, knights; Master 
Richard de Stanes ; Sir Adam de Stratton ; Sir Michael de Norhamptona, 
Thomas de Meruwe, William de Spersholt, William le Fanflore, Richard 
de Badelking, John de Gissich, John le Buteler of Kyngeston T 

■ Simon de Lundreford acknowledges that he owes to William de Valenc[ia] 

10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 

Sussex. 

For the execution of this he found as sureties Richard le Waleys and 
Robert de Burnesse, who constituted themselves principal debtors, and 
granted, as above. 

Master Thomas de Cantilupo puts in his place John de Haunton and 
Robert de Wasperton in the suit before the king between the said Thomas 
and Ralph Wyne, Robert Wyne, the elder, Robert Wyne, the younger, 
Hugh de Folebrigg, and Hugh le Knyt concerning a trespass committed 
upon him by them. 

Hugh Davy of Clipeston came before the king, on Tuesday in Whitsun 
week, and sought to replevy to Richard de Halton the latter's land in 
Clipeston, which was taken into the king's hands for Richard's default in 
the king's court against Sibyl de Nounchaump. 

Membrane 15d. 

John de Asheton came before the king, on Thursday before Holy Trinity, 

and sought to replevy a third of the mill of Harsefeld, which was taken 

into the king's hands for his default against Sibyl, late the wife of Walter 
de Kentelbir[y]. 

Enrolment of release by John Lestrange (Extraneus), lord of Knokyn, 
to Robert Lestrange, his brother, of his right in the manor of Wrocwardin, 



238 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. Membrane 15c? — cont. 

Robert doing homage therefor to the king. Dated at Le Knokyn, on 
Ascension Day, 3 Edward [I.], 

■ John son of Robert de Reda acknowledges that he owes to John de 

— >- Reda, clerk, 20s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Suffolk. 

Roger de Kirketon puts in his place Alan de Wyresdale or John le Porter 
in the suit before the king between the said Roger and Joceus son of 
Roger le Mestre of Ringeston and others [contained] in the writ concerning 
a plea of trespass. 

Membrane 13d. 

Stephen de Edesworth acknowledges that he owes to Gilbert Con an 50 

— marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Bedford and Southampton. 

John de Wychel[ege] acknowledges that he owes to William de 
Valencia] 5 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Kent. 

Stephen de Cheyndut acknowledges that he owes to Queen Eleanor, 
the king's consort, 100 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in cos. Hertford, Northampton, and Buckingham. 

William de Bandon, Richard son of Thomas de Bandon, Walter de 
Rokele, Geoffrey de Forda, Baldric son of Luke, and Eudo Jop' came 
before the king, on Thursday after St. Barnabas, and sought to replevy 
their land in Bedynton, which was taken into the king's hands for their 
default in his court against Agnes, late the wife of William Baldry. 

Serlo de Harecourt acknowledges that he owes to Queen Eleanor, the 
king's consort, 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in co. Leicester. 

Bartholomew de Castello came into chancery, on Saturday after St. 
Barnabas, and acknowledged that he had received from John de Eyvill 40/., 
which John owed to him, whereof he acquitted John. 

Robert de Virly came before the king, on Saturday after Holy Trinity, 
and sought to replevy his land in Tutleshal, which was taken into the 
king's hands for his default in the king's court against the prior of 
Tokesford. 

Membrane I2d. 

Humphrey de Bohun acknowledges that he owes to Edmund, earl of 

— — Cornwall, 800/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Essex. 

[Cancelled on payment. ~] 

Thomas de Verdun acknowledges that he owes to the said Edmund 
800/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Warwick. 

[ Cancelled. ~\ 

Gilbert Peche acknowledges that he owes to the said Edmund 800/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

[ Cancelled J] 



3 EDWARD I. 239 



1275. Membrane \2d — cont. 

Robert cle Ufford acknowledges that he owes to the said Edmund 800/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Norfolk 
and Suffolk, 

[Cancelled.] 

Hugh Peche acknowledges that he owes to the said Edmund 800/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

[Cancelled.] 

Thomas Peche acknowledges that he owes to the said Edmund 800/. ; to 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

[Cancelled.'] 

William de Seye acknowledges that he owes to the said Edmund 800/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent. 

[Cancelled.] 

Warm de Hereford acknowledges that he owes to the said Edmund 
800/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Norfolk. 

[ Cancelled.] 

Eudo la Zusche acknowledges that he owes to the said Edmund 800/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Northampton. 

[Cancelled.] 

John de Bohun acknowledges that he owes to the said Edmund-800/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Wilts 
and Gloucester. 

[Cancelled.] 

Memorandum, that the aforesaid Edmund came into chancery, and 
acknowledged that he had received from Humphrey de Bohun 400/. due 
to him for the term of All Saints, in the third year of the reign, and he 
acquitted Humphrey's sureties thereof. 

Peter de Hulrno acknowledges that he owes to William de Roingg' 100s. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

William de Munchensy, Robert son of Walter, John de Munchensy, 
Eanulph de Munchensy, and William Daumblyt acknowledge that they 
owe to Master Alexander de Lalling', clerk, 50 marks ; to be levied, in 
default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

Thomas de Bello Campo, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to the 
executors of the will of Martin de Litlebir[y] 40 marks. Thomas grants 
that if he do not pay the sheriff, etc. He has lands in co. Cumberland. 

William son of Andrew came, on Saturday before St. John the Baptist, 
and sought to replevy his land and the land of Roger le Sergant, and of 
Richard son of Cicely in Wrangel to him and them, which land was taken 
into the king's hands for their default in the king*s court against Alice, late 
the wife of Richard son of Andrew de Wrangel. 

June 20. Geoffrey Gascelyn acknowledges in chancery that he has received from 
Westminster. Henry de Sancto Mauro and Nicholas de la Huse 25 marks for Michaelmas 
term, in the second year of the reign, and 25 marks for Easter term 
following. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. 



June 20. 
Westminster. 



Membrane \2d — cont, 

Walter de Geyton acknowledges that he owes to Richard de la Vache 
43 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Buckingham. 

Enrolment of deed of John son of William Coleman of Little Tillebiry, 
witnessing that whereas William held a fifth of a knight's fee in Little 
Tillebiry, co. Essex, in chief of the king, and the king look the said part 
into his hands by his escheater after William's death, John has quit-claimed 
the said part to the king in order that it shall be conferred upon John's 
special kinsman John Priour of Ixninge, provided that John Priour shall 
acquit the releasor of any reliefs and other services that may be due to the 
king therefor for the past. Witnesses : Sir Geoffrey Gacelyn, Sir Ralph 
Gacilyn, Sir John le Moyne, Robert le Blund, William de Pageham, Odo 
de Pelecot, John de Mendesham, Reginald de Silverle, Richard de 
Pyteweneshal. Dated at Westminster, on 4 June, 3 Edward son of King 
Henry. 

To G. de Gyenvill, justiciary of Ireland. Order to distrain the men 
(barones) [of] Desmon[de] or their heirs or executors to pay to divers 
merchants of those parts the debts taken from the latter by William de Dene, 
formerly justiciary of Ireland, and to cause William's heirs and executors 
to have peace for the demand made by the merchants for the said debts, if he 
ascertain that the men aforesaid bound themselves to William to pay the 
said debts to the merchants, which debts William took in order to hire 
(conducend?) the king's army against the Irish in Desmond at the time 
when John son of Thomas was there slain. 

Gilbert de Cnovill acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Kancia, clerk, 
51/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. 
Somerset and Devon. 

John de Kyme acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Lacy of Colecestre 
20/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Lincoln. 

To do this he found sureties, to wit Nicholas de Cumpton, Ralph de 
Riston, Gervase de Gateby, Ralph Panel, and Robert Bonde, who likewise 
constituted themselves principal debtors, and granted that the said sum shall 
be levied of their lands and chattels in the aforesaid county. 

William de Lyndon, William le Clerc of Okham, Henry de Gretham, 
Winemerus de Ketene, William de Neubotel, William Giles, and Richard 
le Taverner of Okham acknowledge that they owe to Walter de Kancpa] 
58 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels 
in co. Rutland. 

Silvester de Swyneford acknowledges that he owes to Philip Burnell 6/. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Northampton. 

Mabel de Chaumpayne, who is going to Galloway, puts in her place 
Robert de Styvecle in all pleas, and she has granted to him power to appoint 
attorneys in his place, for three years. 



Membrane lid. 

June 24. John de Bloynes acknowledges that he owes to Master Peter, warden of 
Westminster, the house of the Scholars of Merton, 60s.; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Cambridge. 



3 EDWARD L 



241 



1275. Membrane lid — cont. 

July (?) 30. To Geoffrey de Gen\il, justiciary of Ireland, Order to give credence to 
Westminster. S. bishop of Waterford, the treasurer of Ireland, concerning the fees granted 

at the exchequer of Dublin, as the king has expounded to the bishop certain 

matters touching the said fees. 

June 20. To S. bishop of Waterford, treasurer of Ireland. Order to retain Robert 
Westminster. Bagot in the king's service in Ireland in the position from which he was 
amoved, or in some other service in that land until otherwise ordered, if he 
ascertain that Robert is innocent of the trespasses and excesses that he was 
said to have committed when he stayed in the parts of Limerick (Lymbricy) 
and for which he was amoved by the justiciary of Ireland from the service 
in which he was then employed. 

To Geoffrey de Genvil, justiciary of Ireland. Whereas the king has not 
full certainty from the justiciary's letters concerning the trespasses and 
excesses that Robert Bagot is said to have committed whilst he stayed in 
the parts of Limerick, and he wishes to be more fully certified concerning 
them, he therefore orders the justiciary if he find, after inquiring concern- 
ing the same in Robert's presence by approved and lawful men not suspected 
by Robert, after allowing Robert's reasonable answers, that Robert is 
innocent of the trespasses and excesses, not to vex or grieve Robert for this 
reason, or if he find him guilty, to certify the king concerning the trespasses 
and excesses whereof he shall find him guilty. 

June 26. To the justiciary of Ireland and to the treasurer of the exchequer of 
Westminster. Dublin. Order to enquire as aforesaid in the aforesaid Robert's presence, 
and to allow his reasonable answers, and if they find him innocent of the 
trespasses and excesses to place him in some suitable service of the king's in 
Ireland, and to retain him therein, as the king ordered the justiciary at 
another time. 

June 24. To Llewelyn son of Griffin, prince of Wales. Order to be before the 

"Westminster, king at Chester in the octaves of the Assumption next to do homage and 

to take the oath of fealty and to do the other things that he, like other 

nobles and liegemen {fideles) of the king, is bound to do to the king by 

reason of the crown and royal dignity. 

■ Thomas de Clare comes into chancery, and acknowledges that he owes to 

the prior of Okeburn 115 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 

lands and chattels in eo. Dorset. 

Ralph Pyrot acknowledges that he owes to Charles son of Charles 
5 \ marks 2s. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in cos. Bedford and Hertford. 

June 20. To Bogo de Knovile, sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Whereas the king has 
Westminster, ordered Llewelyn son of Griffin, prince of Wales, to be before him at Chester 
to do homage and to take the oath of fealty and to do the other things that 
he is bound to do to the king by reason of the crown and royal dignity, 
the king orders Bogo to behave himself circumspectly, cautiously, and 
manfully, and to conduct himself discreetly, bravely, and prudently towards 
Llewelyn, and to hold no conference (parliamentum) with him in any place 
not safe or proper (debito), and not to offer to him or cause to be offered to 
him amends for trespasses committed upon him and his men until Llewelyn 
and his men have made satisfaction for the damages that they have inflicted 
upon the king and his men of those parts. Bogo is enjoined to conduct 
himself so in this behalf that the king may deservedly commend his prudence. 
[Fcedera.] 
u 9699$. o 



U2 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. 



Membrane lid — cont. 

Roger de Waudeby and Agnes his wife acknowledge that they owe to 
Michael de Spann[ia] # 30 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in co. York. 

Richard dc Vernun puts in his place William Morolf or John de Morton 
in the suit before the king between him and Margery, late the wife 
of Peter Danaysyn, and Matthew Danaysyn concerning the dictum of 
Kenill[eworth]„ 

Walter de Swethop puts in his place William de Swethop or Thomas le 
Faukoner in the suit before the king between him and Gilbert de Hum- 
franvill and others [contained] in the writ concerning a trespass committed 
upou him by Gilbert. 



Membrane lOd. 

July 10. Henry le Tyeys acknowledges that he owes to John de Ubbeston, usher 
Kcmpton. of the king's chamber, 18 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in cos. Oxford and Cornwall. 

William Gernun acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Burgate 

2 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his glands and chattels in 

co, Suffolk. 

Gascelin de Br us of Ghent (Candavo) came before the king, at the 
quinzaine of Midsummer, and demanded from Isabella de Fortibus, countess 
of Albemarle, 300/. And the countess did not come at that day, and a day 
is given to Gascelin in the quinzaine of Michaelmas. 

Hugh Mussun puts in his place Nicholas son of William in the suit 
before the king against Peter Pycot of a plea of trespass. 

July 10. To the sheriff of Kent. Order not to permit the abbot of Ghent or his 
Kempton. bailiffs to make waste, sale, or destruction of the woods, houses or men 
pertaining to the priory or cell of Leueseham, which is of the king's 
patronage, so conducting himself in this behalf that the king may not be 
compelled to punish him (ad te graviter nos capere) through the default 
of him or of his ministers, as it pertains to the king to provide that the 
alms that are of the patronage of his predecessors and of bis patronage 
shall be preserved in proper state without waste, sale or destruction. 
[Prynne, Records, iii. 159.] 

To the same. Order to warn the abbot of Ghent and the prior of his 
cell of Leuesham to be before the king in the octaves of Michaelmas with 
all the muniments touching that cell and its appurtenances, so that the king 
may then cause to be done before him what shall seem fit by the counsel 
of his faithful subjects (fidelium) concerning any defaults or withdrawals 
there may be, as it pertains to the king to provide that in houses of his 
patronage the distributions (erogaciones) and alms established by him and 
his predecessors, kings of England, shall be observed without diminution or 
deceit (dolo). [Ibid."] 

, Ralph de Wassingf acknowledges that he owes to Master Geoffrey de 

Shanketoii 10 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 

chattels in co. Huntingdon. 



* Called de Hispann[id] in the marginal abstract. 

t A partly erased h (?) and an erasure of two or three letters follow. 



3 EDWARD I. 



243 



1275. 



July 19. 
Windsor. 



July 18. 
Windsor. 



July 24. 
Thame. 



Aug. 12. 
Woodstock. 



Membrane 10c? — cent. 

To the sheriff of Salop. Order to take surety (ponas per vad" et salvos 
plegios) R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and Master Simon de Bal- 
lingden, his official, that they shall be before the king in fifteen days from 
Michaelmas to show why, after the king had inhibited their holding any 
plea in Court Christian concerning the goods and chattels in the hands 
of Nicholas de Lodelawe, the king's merchant, because Nicholas complained 
that they drew him in a plea in Court Christian, they afterwards presumed 
to hold that plea in contempt of the king's orders and contrary to the 
prohibitions aforesaid. [Prynne, Records, iii. 159.] 

The king has granted to John, prior of Wenlok, that John de Glaston[ia] 
and Thomas de Hallyngbir[y], whom he appointed before the king his 
attorneys in all pleas in the king's courts, with power to appoint attorneys 
in their places,* by letters to endure until Midsummer next. 

Membrane Qd. 

Robert Justyn of Cunyng acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de 
Acton 2 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels 
in co. Buckingham. 

Memorandum, that Andrew de Gramere came into chancery on Friday 
the eve of St. Margaret, and granted that the covenant made between him 
and Richard de Crepping concerning a debt of the Jewry shall be respited 
until the quinzaine of Martinmas next. 

Thomas the goldsmith of Stanes acknowledge that he owes to W. bishop 
of Rochester 20 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos* Middlesex and Buckingham. 

William de Cokeseye acknowledges that he owes to William son of 
Richard Odonisf til. 10s. 0d., to be paid in St. Andrew's church, Wicham, 
at Michaelmas, and so yearly for life 20s. and a robe, price half a mark ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Worcester. — Humphrey de Bohun granted that the said 8/. 10s. Od. shall 
be levied, in default of payment, of his lands in co. Buckingham. 

Roger de Clifford, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to the king 
110 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Hereford and Worcester. 



Aug. 2. 
Beckley. 



Membrane Sd. 

The abbot of Salleye, who is going to his chapter-general by the king's 
licence, has given power to brother Roger de Neuby to make attorneys in 
his place until Michaelmas next. 

■ John Serle, Henry de Eure, Richard Hereward, John son of Agnes, 

John Godefrey, Walter le Hoppere, Stephen le Cat, and John GKlebert put 

in their places William de Sallo[pia] and Thomas Hiredman in the suit 
before the king between them and Richard le Fulere and others contained 
in the original writ concerning a trespass committed upon them by Richard 
and the others. 

Membrane Id. 

• John le Noble of Braibrok came before the king, on Friday the eve of 

St. Laurence, and sought to replevy to William le Scriveyn of Calne the 

latter's land k in Caleston, which was taken into the king's hands for his 
default in the king's court against William de Depegate. 

* There is an evident omission of the clause granting power to the prior to appoint these attorneys, 
t Called « Kichard son of Odo ' in the marginal abstract. 

Q 2 



244 



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1275. Membrane Id — cont, 

John le Grasier and Isolda his wife came before the king, on Saturday 
the feast of St. Laurence, and sought to replevy their land in Britwell, 
which was taken into the king's hands for their default in the king's court 
against Alice de Quenton. 

Nicholas son of Beatrice de Morton, John le Blond, and Keginald son 
of Beatrice de Morton put in their places Robert Russel and Henry son 
of Henry le Fevre in a suit before the king between them and Giles de 
Morton concerning a trespass committed upon them by him. 

Aug. 15. Roger de Harpecote acknowledges that he owes to Sir R. bishop of Bath 
Kenilworth. and Wells 6 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Warwick and Salop. 

Memorandum, that the king is bound to acquit William de Tiwe of the 
debts in which William is bound to Leo, a Jew of Warwick, to the value of 
the debts that the late king at his death owed to William, so soon as the 
king shall be certified concerning those debts. 

Aug. 17. To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to deliver to Maurice de Croun, 

Merevalo. the king's kinsman, the year, day, and waste of the lands and chattels that 

belonged to Robert Yisdelou, which pertain to the king by reason of the 

felony for which Robert was hanged, as the king has granted the year, day, 

and waste to Maurice. 

Memorandum, that Martin de la Lade came into chancery, on Friday the 

eve of St. Bartholomew, and quit-claimed to R. bishop of Bath and Wells 

his right and claim in the manor of Toftes in Lindes[eye]. 

William Poyne came before the king, on Thursday before St. Giles, and 
sought to replevy his land in Rotington, which was taken into the king's 
hands for his default in the king's court against Petronilla, late the wife of 
Cost us de Rotington. 



Membrane 6d. 

Enrolment of grant by Richard Brun to Adam his son of the half wara 
of land pertaining to the half wara of land that Adam holds of Richard, 
together with the houses built thereon and all other free appurtenances in 
the town of Aston, rendering therefor to the chief lords of the fee 12df. 
yearly for all service, worldly exaction, and demand. Witnesses: Sir 
R. Burnell, bishop of Bath, the chancellor ; Sir John de Kirkeby ; brother 
Nicholas, then prior of St. Thomas; Robert de Onileych; Robert de 
Bromleich ; Hugh le Bedull of Ascheleich ; John de Ayton. 

Henry de Benetley, clerk, puts in his place William son of Margery de 
Benetley in the suit before the king between him and John son of Anketel 
(Anketely) de Benetley concerning a trespass committed upon him by 
John. 

There is assigned to Sir Roger de Lancastr[ia] the chief messuage of 
Esthammes entirely with the mill entirely for his purparty of the manors 
of Langel[eye], Wylardesby, and Kenington, in addition to the crop 
(vesturarn) of 63 acres of wood in the park of Langeleye, and the total 
value of his purparty in Esthammes is \%l. 2s. 0|d. in lands, rents and 
homages, in addition to the crop aforesaid. There is also assigned to him 
the advowson of the church of Esthammes in his purparty. Concerning 
the fees it is not yet known. 



3 EDWARD I. 245 



1275. Membrane 6d — cont. 

Enrolment of agreement between John de Berleya and Walter son of 
Nicholas de Dodinton, whereby John demises to Walter at ferm an acre 
of land with John's garden in the open fields (teritorio) of Blithefeld, lying 
between the land of the rector of Blithe church and Walter's land, for the 
term of fifteen years from the Ascension, 1270, rendering therefore 12d. 
yearly for all service, custom, tallage, suit of court, and worldly demand. 
For this grant Walter paid 7s. beforehand. John will warrant this to 
Walter, his heirs and assigns, or to those to whom he may give, bequeath, 
alienate, assign or sell the land, except the rector of the church of Blith, 
and if he be unable to warrant the land and the curtilage aforesaid, then he 
shall restore and warrant to Walter as much land and as good land measured 
by length and breadth where Walter shall choose, and Walter may leave 
the land with the last crop (croppo) without hindrance. Witnesses : 
Ralph de Hap ton ; Robert son of John ; Richard Pas ; Richard Gamell ; 
John son of Sir James ; William son of Geoffrey ; Richard son of Swain. 

Enrolment of release by Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells, with the 
consent of his chapters, to the king of the service of all the lands and fees 
now belonging to the abbey of Glastonbury, with the patronage or custody 
of that abbey, which the bishop's predecessors had as mesne (medii) 
between the kings of England and the abbots of Glastonbury by the grants 
of kings Richard, John, and Henry III., and the amercements (misericordias) 
of the abbots of Glastonbury when they fell into the kings' mercies (miseri- 
cordias) or amercements, and the moiety that remained to Walter Giffard, 
Bometime bishop of Bath and Wells, and to his successors by a composition 
made between Walter and Robert, sometime abbot of Glastonbury, con- 
cerning all amercements, fines, escapes of thieves, chattels of fugitives and 
condemned men, of murder-fines (murdr 9 ), and of oxen coming from 
disseisins of lands and fees of the men of the abbey, and from all their fees 
and men, and also all liberties that the bishops of Bath and Wells had from 
the said royal grants as mesne between the kings and the abbots ; saving to 
the bishop and his successors and his churches of Bath and Wells the manor 
of Pakelechurch, with the advowson of the church, co. Gloucester ; the 
manor of Blakeford with the free chapel, the manor of Wynescumbe with 
the advowson of the church, and the manor of Cranemere, co. Somerset, 
so that the manor of Cranemere shall be quit of all suits of courts and 
hundreds, and saving to the bishop and his successors and his churches 
one knight's fee in Camelerton, the fees pertaining to the manors aforesaid, 
the advowsons of the churches of Cristemeleford and Kyngton, co. Wilts, 
Assebur[y], co. Berks, and Boclond, co. Dorset, and also amercements, 
fines, escapes of thieves, chattels of fugitives and condemned men, and of 
murder-fines, and oxen coming from disseisins from the aforesaid manors 
of Pokelechurche, Wynescumbe, Cranemere, and Blakeford, and from the 
fees pertaining to them and from all men of the said fees and manors ; 
so that the said abbot and convent shall be immediately intendent and 
respondent to the king in all things touching the abbey, fees, and liberties 
as lord and patron, and so that the bishop and his successors can challenge 
no right or claim hereafter in the said services, patronage, custody, amerce- 
ments, etc., granted and remitted by them to the king : to have to the king 
and his heirs in exchange for the city of Bath and the suburbs thereof, with 
the houses, garden and meadow below the city on the east between the 
Avon (Abanam) and the city, and with any advowsons of the churches of 
the city and suburbs pertaining to the king, and with all other appurtenances 
of the city without any retention except the barton (bertond) of Bath, 
which the prior and convent of Bath hold of the king at fee-farm and which 
remains to the king and his heirs, and also for certain liberties touching the 
city that the king has granted to the bishop by charter ; saving to the bishop 
and his successors and to his churches the other rights," possessions and 



24G CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. Membrane Qd — cont. 

liberties granted to him and his churches by the kings of England, in which 
the bishop does not intend that prejudice shall arise to him or his successors 
by reason of the present grant ; saving also to the bishop and his churches 
diocesan right and jurisdiction and authority in the said monastery and in 
all its appurtenances. Sealed with the bishop's seal and the seal of his 
chapters of Bath and Wells. Dated 15 Kal. June, 13,75. Witnesses : Sir 
Walter, bishop of Rochester ; Master Walter Scamel, dean of Salisbury ; 
Master Thomas de Cantilupo; Sir Roger de Moriuo Mari, Sir John son of 
John, Sir Ralph de Hengham, Sir Walter de Helyon, the king's justices 
{justic') ; John de Kirkeby. [Prynne, Records, in. 167.] 



Membrane bd. 
Richard Folyot came before the king, on Sunday after St. Matthew, 



and sought to replevy his land in Milton, which was taken into the king's 

hands for his default in the king's court against Henry de Rrully and 
Katherine, his wife. 

William son of William de Scaccario came before the king, on Sunday 
the morrow of St. Matthew, and sought to replevy to William de Scaccario 
the latter's land in Kirkeby, which was taken into the king's hands for 
his default in the king's court against Augustine de Plessy and Sarah his 
wife. 

Sept. 23. To Stephen de Pencestr[ia], constable of Dover castle. Whereas the 
Atherstone king learns from the information of trustworthy men that many malefactors 
lAthestori). f tne p ar ts of Zeeland with fourteen cogs and more lie in wait at sea with 
force and arms for the merchants of London and others of the realm, by 
reason of a dispute between the merchants of London and the merchants of 
Zeeland, in order to commit robberies at sea, whereby intolerable expenses 
and inconveniences may arise if their malice be not obviated : the king there- 
fore orders the constable to cause to be investigated cautiously by all means 
the truth concerning the premises, and to cause the barons of the Cinque 
Ports to be warned concerning this, and to go in person to the barons to 
have colloquy with them concerning the premises, and to cause to be done 
herein by their counsel what shall seem most expedient. The king is 
sending his letters of credence to the barons in the constable's favour, , 

*— William de Pokebrok and Amice, his wife, put in their place Solomon 

— — de Pokebrok and John Dale in the suit between them and Master William 
de Cliff concerning the manor of Irencestre according to the form of the 
dictum of Kenill[eworth]. 

Thomas de Lisurs came before the king, on Wednesday before 
Michaelmas, and sought to replevy the land and rent of Rametta, daughter 
of Thomas son of William, in Grusewi th, which was taken into the king's 
hands for her default in the king's court against Margery, late the wife of 
Alexander Loterel. 

John le Parker of Great Bytham came before the king, on the same day, 
and sought to replevy to Richard Arnald the latter's land of Swofeld, which 
-was taken into the king's hands for Richard's default in the king's court 
against Margaret de Swofeld. 

William de Northeburg came before the king, on Thursday before 
Michaelmas, and sought to replevy to himself the land of Richard Arnald 
in Swafeld, which was taken into the king's hands for Richard's default in 
the king's court against Margery, late the wife of William son of Robert. 



3 EDWARD I. 



247 



1275. 

Sept. 26. 
Liddmgton. 



To 



Membrane 5d- 
the king of France. Whereas 



-cont. 
the king 



Oct. 10. 

Windsor. 



Oct. 14. 

Westminster. 



of France's seneschal of 
Perigord went to Bordeaux, and distrains the king by order of the king 
of France to pay a sum of money adjudged in the king of France's court to 
the vicomtesse of Limoges and to certain religious houses for damages 
and wrongs inflicted upon them, and the king's seneschal of Grascony dare 
not pay so much money until he know the king's will, the king requests the 
king of France to respite such distraint until the king of France's parliament 
at Martinmas. The king will then send to his presence envoys for this 
matter and for others, who shall execute the king of France's will in the 
king's name concerning the matters aforesaid, so that the king of France 
shall deem himself satisfied. The king requests him to write to him his 
pleasure in the premises. 

Alice de Preston puts in her place Philip de Brauncestre, chaplain, and 
Walter Pache of Wotthon in the suit before the king between her and 
Laurence de Preston concerning a trespass committed upon her by 
Laurence. 

Richard Trosselone came before the king, on Thursday after Michaelmas, 
and sought to replevy to Ealph le Wyne the latter's land in Monyesse, 
which was taken into the king's hands for his default against Joan, late the 
wife of Robert son of Nicholas, and Robert le Wyne. 

Robert le Cauces puts in his place Robert his son in a suit before the 
king concerning a plea of land. 

The men of the manor of Hermodesworth, which is of the ancient 
demesne of the crown, put in their place Walter atte Stile and Walter 
Denne in the suit before the king between them and the abbot of Holy 
Trinity, Rouen, in a plea that he shall not exact customs and services. 

John de Wacchesham puts in his place Peter de Hecham in a plea before 
the king between him and William de Monte Canis[io] of Edwardeston 
and Thomas his brother and others named in the original writ concerning 
a writ of trespass. 

Hugh de Kendal acknowledges that he owes to Iter[ius] Bocard 5 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Leicester. 
For this recognisance Iter[ius] remitted to the abbot of Furneus a palfrey 
owing to him. 

William Cok of Tikehull acknowledges that he owes to Master Simon de 
Preston 6s. Sd. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. York. 

Roger atte Brok, Henry le Conestable, John le Kyng, William le 
Hay ward, Walter de Whitewell, William de Whitewell, Walter le Blund, 
William Oppershull, Beatrice Harding, and Roger Gornard put in their 
places William Snel and John Harding in the suit before the king between 
them and the prior of Farleye of a plea that he shall not exact customs and 
services. 

John son of Philip acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de Cornhull 
81. 6s. 4d. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Stafford. 

Laurence de Cestrpa], rector of the church of Modberlegh, acknowledges 
that he owes to Roger la Zuch 41. 10s. Od. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Chester. 

Eudo la Zusche acknowledges that he owes to John le Fauconer and the 
other executors of the will of Wibert de Kanc[ia] 10 marks ; to be levied, 
in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 



243 



CALENDAR OP CLOSE BOLLS. 



1275. 



Oct. 20. 
Westminster. 



Oct. 22. 
Westminster. 



Sept. 26. 

Geddington. 



Membrane 5d — cont. 
James Russel acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Mules 20 marks ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. 

Robert de Lathum acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas de Wygan 10 
marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Lancaster. 

Memorandum, that Master Henry de Newerk came into chancery, and 
acknowledges that he has received from John de Lafford 20 marks in 
which John was indebted to him. 

Geoffrey de Suthorp, knight, and Hugh Ridel of Wytering, and William 
de Colevill of co. Lincoln acknowledge that they owe to Stephen de 
Cornhull, « draper,' of London, 126 quarters of well cleaned wheat and 60 
quarters of barley, to be rendered at Suthorp at Christmas next ; to be 
levied, in default, of their lands and chattels in co. Northampton. 

"William de Stanstede acknowledges that he owes to Peter the goldsmith 
of London Bridge 8J marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Hertford. 

The abbot of Lire ( Lyra) attorns before the king brother Robert de Lyn 
and brother William de Fercfeylin(?), monks, and Nicholas de Britoll[ia], 
clerk, in all pleas, with power to appoint attorneys in their places. 

The prior of St. Mary's, Worcester, attorns before the king Philip de 
Colintone and Robert de Maunz in a suit adjourned before the king by the 
justices lately in eyre at Worcester between William de Bello Campo, earl 
of Warwick, demandant, and the prior, tenant, of lj acres of land in the 
suburbs of Worcester. 



Membrane Ad. 

Oct. 24. Alexander de Balliolo acknowledges that he owes to Master Boger de 
Westminster. Seyton 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Northumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Jordan Foliot acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Evesham 26 - 



to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Oct. 25. The prior of Brackel[eye], who is going to parts beyond sea by the 
Westminster, king's licence, attorned before the king brother John de Kanc[ia] or 
Beginald Caperun in all pleas until Michaelmas next, unless he return to 
England in the meantime. 

Manasser (Manserus) de Maundevill in Morton acknowledges that he 
owes to the abbot of St. James's without Northampton 40 marks ; to be 
levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks. 

Enrolment of deed from Robert de Munteny, John de Dykel[eye] of 
co. Essex, William le Vavasour, Nicholas de Leycestrpa], and Roger le 
Bretun of co. York, binding themselves to Robert, bishop of Bath and 
Wells, in 70/. for his corn and stock in the manor of Deneby and for the 
term of two years that he had in that manor. Dated at Westminster, at 
the feast of St. Luke, 3 Edward [I.]. 

Enrolment of deed of William son of Thomas de Creystok binding 
himself to Robert Burnell, bishop of Bath and Wells, or to Joan BurneU 



* The denomination of the coin is omitted. 



3 EDWARD I. 



249 



1275. Membrane 4td — cont. 

in 109/. for corn and stock in the manors of Morton and Kirkeby 
Orenblower that he received from them at Michaelmas, 3 Edward [I.]. 
In case John, son and heir of William, or other his heir if John die, do not 
marry the aforesaid Joan, then William shall pay to the bishop or Joan 
500/. at the end of five years from Michaelmas aforesaid, together with the 
aforesaid 109/. If any of William's hefrs marry Joan, William shall render 
to such heir and to Joan the said 109/. only and shall be quit of the 500/. 
For payment hereof he charges his lands, goods and chattels to the distraint 
of the bishop and Joan and of the sheriff of Northumberland and Cumber- 
land. Witnesses : Sir Otto de Grandisono, Gwichard de Charron, Alexander 
de Kirketon, Robert de Torny, knights ; William de Middelton, Thomas de 
Torny, Richard de Bernevill, Roger Miniot. Dated at London, on the eve 
of SS. Simon and Jude, 3 Edward [I.]. 

And William came into chancery, and acknowledged that the money 
aforesaid shall be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
cos. Northumberland and Cumberland. 



Nicholas de Bardefled (sic) of Southampton acknowledges that he owes to 
Hugh le Pape and Torisanus le Pape 10/. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in cos. Southampton and Wilts. 



Oct. 26. William de Pakeham of Thymmeworth, Laurence de Offinton, Ralph de 

Westminster. Alneto, and Roger de Pridinton acknowledge that they owe to Robert 
Fulcon[is] 60 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and 
chattels in co. Norfolk. 

Enrolment of deed of Walter de Faucunberg and Agnes his wife, one of 
the sisters and heiresses of Peter de Bruys the third, and Marmaduke de 
Tweng and Lucy (Luca) his wife, the second sister and heiress of Peter, 
witnessing that whereas certain lands of Peter's with the advowson of the 
priory of Gysebur[n] have come to them by inheritance, they, having 
sought out and found the truth, acknowledge and grant that the canons of 
the said monastery shall in no wise be bound to seek licence to elect from 
the donors when the priory is void, but that upon the first voidance they 
shall present their elect to Walter and Agnes or their heirs at Skelton, 
according to the manner and form in which the canons have been wont to 
do in the times of Peter and of his ancestors, and on the second voidance 
they shall present to Marmaduke and Lucy or their heirs at Denebi, 
according to the manner and form in which they have been accustomed to 
present to Peter and his ancestors at Skelton, and thus hereafter successively, 
so that prejudice shall not be done to the canons by the enrolment concerning 
the division of the lands and advowsons made in the king's court between 
the sisters and heiresses of Peter. In testimony whereof the grantors have 
put their seals to the present letters made in the form of an indenture 
(cirografphi) and have procured its insertion in the king's rolls. Dated at 
London, 7 Kal. November, 1275, 3 Edward [I.]. 

Be it known that Walter and Agnes his wife and Marmaduke and Lucy 
came into chancery at Westminster, on Tuesday the morrow of SS. Simon 
and Jude, and granted the tenor of this deed made between them in the 
manner of an indenture (cirogrqffi), so that they may not contravene the 
same tenor hereafter. 



Oct. 28. Eleanor la Zusche, who is going to parts beyond sea by the king's licence, 

Westminster, has given power to William de Causton and John Belami to make attorneys 
for her in all pleas for one year from Christmas next, unless she return in 
the meantime. 



250 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1275. 



Nov. 4. 



Nov. 4. 
Westminster. 



Nov. 1. 
Westminster, 



Membrane 4d — cont. 

Eleanor de Verdun has given power to Robert Bataill, clerk, to make 
attorneys in her place in all pleas in the king's court in Ireland, for two 
years. 

Thomas de Multon and Elizabeth his wife attorn in their places before 
the king Richard de Flethe, clerk, and Andrew de Cumberlaund in the suit 
before the king on the morrow of St. Hilary next between the said Thomas 
and Elizabeth, demandants, and Alan Plukenet, tenant, concerning the 
manor of Trivel. 

Anselm Basset acknowledges that he owes to Stephen de Cornhull 221. ; 
to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 
Southampton. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Writ to order Ralph de Dyne to render to 
Richard de Seyton and Alice his wife a messuage and 4 virgates of land 
except 4 acres in Bereford St. Michael, and to order Richard son of 
Norman Sampson and Margery his wife to render to Richard and Alice 
a messuage and a virgate of land in the same town, which Warin de 
Plesseto and Alice his wife held of William de Chenney, Alice's kinsman, 
of whom she is the heir, by assignment of Dionisia de Chenny, as the lands 
that Dionisia had previously given to Warin and Alice and to the heirs of 
Alice's body, which ought to revert to Richard and Alice, by the form of 
the grant of Dionisia and by her assignment, after the death of Alice, 
late the wife of Warin, because she died without an heir of her body. 
If Ralph, Richard and Margery do not do so and if Richard and Alice find 
the sheriff security to prosecute their claim, the sheriff shall summon Ralph, 
Richard and Margery to be before the justices at Westminster in fifteen 
days from St, Hilary to show cause why they have not done so. 

By the bishop of Rochester. 



Membrane 3d. 

Oct. 24. To Richard de Pyltemor and Roger de Evesham. Appointment to tax 

and appraise the fifteenth of all moveable goods in cos. Devon and 

Cornwall, the prelates, barons and others of the realm having granted to 
the king a fifteenth for the relief of his estate, to be taxed and appraised by 
the oath of knights and others of those counties in accordance with the 
form delivered to Richard and Roger by the king, and to execute the 
premises by the counsel of Master Walter Scamel, dean of Salisbury, whom 
the king has appointed their superior in this behalf. The king therefore 
orders Richard and Roger to execute the premises at days and places to be 
provided by them. The king has ordered the sheriffs of the said counties 
to cause to come before Richard and Roger at certain days and places of 
which Richard and Roger are to inform them knights and lawful men of 
those counties by whom the truth in the premises may be best known and 
enquired, and has ordered the sheriffs to cause the fifteenth to be deposited 
in places enjoined upon Richard and Roger under the testimony of the 
dean of Exeter in co. Devon and of the prior of Bodmin (Bodminye) in 
co. Cornwall, until otherwise ordered, and has ordered the sheriffs to assist 
the said Richard and Roger. 
The like to the following : 

Bartholomew de Briauncoun and James de Sancto Victore in cos. 

Essex and Hertford : superior, Master Geoffrey de Haspal. 
John de Lovetot and Geoffrey de Neubaud in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk : 

superior, Robert de Typetot. 
Baldwin de Sancto Georgio and Hugh de Kendale in cos. Cambridge 
and Huntingdon ; superior . 



3 EDWARD I. 251 



1275, Membrane 3d — cont. 

Guy Gumbaud and Thomas de Stok in co. Lincoln ; superior, Anthony 

de Bek. 
John de Ridgate and Philip de Wileby in co. York : superior, Master 

Robert de Scardeburk. 
John de Haulton and Simon de Crepping in cos. Northumberland and 

Westmoreland : superior, Robert de Nevill. 
Ranulph de Acre and William de Herlawe in cos. Cumberland and 

Lancaster : superior, Geoffrey de Nevill. 
Thomas de Meynwaryn and Leon[ard] son of Leo (Leonii) in co. 

Chester : superior, the justice {justiciar') [of Chester], 
Roger Sprenchehose and Reginald de Leye in cos. Salop and Stafford : 

superior, Roger de Mortuo Mari. 
Roger de Burkhull and Walter de Rymerlee in cos. Hereford and 

Worcester : superior, Walter de Helyun. 
Roger le Ros and Adam de Chetewind in co. Gloucester : superior, 

Walter de Helyun. 
Elias Cotele and Master William de Sancto Botulpho in cos. Dorset 

and Somerset : superior, the dean of Salisbury. 
Richard de Pyltymore and Roger de Evesham in cos. Devon and 

Cornwall : superior, the dean of Salisbury. 
William Brebuef and Hugh de Dingneston in co. Southampton : superior, 

Matthew de Columbariis. 
Matthew de Hastinges and Thomas de Leuk[enore ?] in cos. Surrey 

and Sussex : superior, William de Brehuse. 
Ralph le Sauvage and Adam de Wynton[ia] in co. Kent : superior, 

Stephen de Penecestr[ia], 
William Spileman and William Girberti in co* Ulster : superior, 

Matthew de Columbar[iis] . 
Bartholomew Godard, Robert Paulin, John Lotrich, Simon Wythbert, 
and Valentine de Byere in the [Cinque] Ports : superior, Stephen 
de Pencestr[ia], 
Hamo Hauteyn and Giles de Audenard in the city of London and 

co. Middlesex : superior, brother Joseph de Cauncy. 
Geoffrey de Picheford and John de Lond[onia] in cos. Oxford and 

Berks : superior, Thomas de Clare. 
Henry de Wincestr[ia] and Simon de Gatton in cos. Buckingham and 
Bedford : superior, John son of John ; Reginald de Grey in his 
place. 
Nicholas de Cugenho and William de Perton in cos. Northampton and 

Rutland : superior, Payn de Cheworth. 
Henry de Nothing [ham] and Osebern de Bereford in cos. Leicester 

and Warwick : superior, Bartholomew de Suthleg. 
Ralph de Wodeburg and Master Ralph de Besages in cos. Nottingham 
and Derby : superior, Bartholomew de Suthleg. 

Nov. 3. Henry de Somery, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Vallet, 

"Westminster, merchant of Chartres, 50 marks ; for payment whereof he found as pledges 
Roger de Clifford, William Giffard, Nicholas de Sifrewast, Walter de 
Pedwardyn, and Richard de la More, knights, each of whom undertook 
payment of 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands 
and chattels in cos. Essex, Wilts, Hereford, Cambridge, Kent, and 
Gloucester. 

Alexander de Baylliol acknowledges that he owes to William de Valencia 
( Valeno) 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Northumberland. 

Cancelled on payment. 



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b» 1275* Membrane 3d — cont. 

Nov. 4. Hugh de Turbevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Yallet, 

. (Westminster, merchant of Chartres, 566 marks 10$. Od. ; for payment whereof he found 
as pledges Roger de Clifford, the elder, and Roger Lestrange, each of whom 
undertook payment of a moiety ; to be levied, in default of payment, of 
their lands and chattels in cos. Hereford and York. 

Vacated. 

Memorandum, that Poncius de Mora, who was admitted before the 
chancellor as the aforesaid John's attorney, came into chancery and 
acquitted the said Hugh of this sum, and looked to Grimbald Pauncefot, 
who acknowledges in the exchequer that he owes this money to Poncius as 
John's attorney. 



_— » — John de Cowe acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Sifrewast 10/. ; 

to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. 

Cambridge. 

Hugh son of William de Noting [eham] acknowledges that he owes to 
William de Hameltcn, clerk, 4 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Memorandum, that on 7 November, nine bulls and one patent letter 
concerning the immunity of the king's chapels and concerning other matters 
of his granted to him by the Roman court were delivered to Sir John de 
Sancto Dionisio to be kept with the king's other bulls and privileges. 

Humphrey de Bohun acknowledges that he owes to Bertram Markeys or 
Peter de la Chaumbre 10/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his 
lands and chattels in co. Essex. 

The prior of Lewes puts in his place brother William, prior of Pritel- 
well, and Richard de Mellon, clerk, in all pleas of dower unde nihil habet, 
assizes of novel disseisin, of last presentation, and quare impedit, and in 
suits that may happen to be summoned before justices in eyre, with power 
to appoint attorneys in their place. 



Membrane 2d. 

Enrolment of agreement between Sir Roger de Mortuo Mari and Richard 
de Coleworth and Erneburga his wife, whereby Richard and Erneburga, 
for 350 marks in which they are indebted to Roger, demise to Roger for 
twelve years 20/. yearly of land and rent in Kyngeston and Jevele, which 
they held in Erneburga's dower of the free tenement that belonged to 
Ralph de Ardene, her husband, in co. Somerset and elsewhere. In case 
Roger be unable to have seisin thereof for the said term, Richard and 
Erneburga bind themselves and their lands in Ovesham and Borham, co. 
Essex, Coleworth, co. Northampton, and elsewhere for payment of what 
shall be lacking of the aforesaid 350 marks. At the end of the term the 
land and rent shall revert to Richard and Erneburga or to Thomas de 
Arden, her son. Witnesses : Master Rog«r de Seyton ; Ralph de Heng- 
ham ; Brian de Brompton, the younger ; Grimbald Pauncefot ; William de 
Ivelton ; Richard de Haydon ; Peter de Bruges ; John Daniel ; Robert de 
Burcy of Blakemor. 

Enrolment of confirmation by Thomas de Arden, son and heir of the late 
Ralph de Ardenn, of the preceding grant. Witnesses as above. 



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Be it known that Erneburga came into chancery, and acknowledged the 
aforesaid grant, and being examined in due form, she granted all the 
premises in form aforesaid. 

Also Thomas de Ardern, of whose inheritance Erneburga holds the lands 
aforesaid, came into chancery and granted the confirmation aforesaid. 



Nov. 11. Jordan de Laverekstok acknowledges that he owes to Nicholas Sifrewast 
Westminster. 40 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Wilts. 

Enrolment of letter from brother R, archbishop of Canterbury to the 
king, requesting the king to grant to brother Osewald de Estry, confirmed 
as abbot of Faversham by the archbishop, the administration of the tem- 
poral goods and possessions of the monastery aforesaid, in accordance with 
the custom of the realm, as the archbishop lately quashed the election by 
the monks of brother John de Romenhale as abbot, and provided the 
monastery and monks with the said Osewald, to whom the king has given 
his assent. Dated at Lamehethe, 8 Id. November, 1275, in the third year 
of the archbishop's consecration. [Prynne, Records, iii. 160.] 



Thomas de Ayneus acknowledges that he owes to William de Fulham 
15 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in 
co. Buckingham. 

Roger son of Roger de Suthcotes made the same recognisance, and 
granted that the aforesaid sum shall be levied of his lands and chattels in 
co. Middlesex, if Thomas do not observe the terms of payment. 



Nov. 10. Roger leEstraunge acknowledges that he owes to Nutus and Burges[ius], 
Westminster, his brother, merchants of Florence, 142£. Is. 8ef. ; to be levied, in default of 
payment, of his lands and chattels in England. 

Ralph de Truhampton acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Wal- 
desshef 14 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 

Henry de Chauncy of Langeton acknowledges that he owes to Master 
William de Luda 40*. ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in co. Lincoln. 



John Ferre, who is going to parts beyond sea by the king's licence, puts 
in his place Walter de Ranc[ia] and John del Pont in all pleas until 
Easter next, unless he return in the meantime. 



To the sheriff of Devon. Writ to order Walter, bishop of Exeter, to 
render to Agnes de Crues a messuage and a third of 8 ferlings of land in 
Otreg St. Mary, which she claims to be her right of the gift of Henry le 
Gras, who enfeoffed her thereof, and in which the bishop has not entry 
except by Mary, late the wife of Henry Thebaud, who recovered them 
against Agnes in the king's court as her dower of the said Henry Thebaud's 
free tenement in that town, and which ought to revert to Agnes by reason 
of Mary's death by the feoffment aforesaid. If the bishop do not do so, 
and if Agnes find the sheriff security [to prosecute her claim], the sheriff 
is ordered to summon the bishop to be before the king's justices at West- 
minster in fifteen days from St. Hilary to show cause why he has not 
done so. 



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1275. Membrane 2d — cont. 

Enrolment of deed of the brother John, abbot of Dernhale, of the 
Cistercian order, and of the diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, witnessing 
that he has sold for himself and his convent, in the city of London on the 
day when this letter was made, to Giles de Ayre, attorney of John 
Wermond of Caumbray, twelve sacks of good wool of the better crop 
(colliette) of Hereford, for 9 marks sterling a sack, the wool to be without 
cot (cot), breech- wool (gard), and without black or grey, and without 
clack (clake), and without villein fleece (vilein toy son), clean and dry, 
and well- washed, without any manner of dirt (ordure), and as good 
wool as the better crop (coilliette) of Dore, to be weighed by the weight 
of Dore and well pressed (?brise), of each sack four stones of wool. "Be 
it known that Giles paid, for himself and for the said John, to the abbot, 
receiving for himself and his convent and to make the common profit 
of his house, 80 marks sterling as earnest (en arres) for the said woo), 
on the day when this letter was made, and he will pay all the remainder 
(le parpai) on delivery of the wool. The wool shall be dressed (appa- 
raillie) in the town of Hereford, and the merchants shall find a dresser 
(apparailliour), whom the abbot and convent shall provide with food and 
drink for so long as he shall be employed in dressing the wool. The abbot 
and convent shall cause the wool to be carried to the city of London at 
their cost and at their peril and risk (perils e aventures) of war or of other 
disturbance, and shall there cause it to be delivered at Giles's lodging 
before the feast of St. Peter at the beginning of August 1276, under pain 
of 20Z. to be paid in aid of the Holy Land for every day exceeding that 
term. In case the abbot and convent have not the wool delivered in 
manner aforesaid, and the merchants suffer damage or loss or incur expense 
through defect found in any sack, the merchants shall be believed by their 
simple word as to the defects and their other damages and expenses without 
oath and without proof, and the abbot and convent shall render and restore 
such defects, damages, and expenses upon the simple statement of the 
merchants together with all the wool aforesaid. For the observance of 
these conditions the abbot and convent have bound themselves, their house, 
their successors, and all their goods of holy church and of lay fee moveable 
and immoveable to the merchants, so that the merchants may cause them 
to be destrained by whatsoever sheriffs or bailiffs they shall deem fit in a 
place where they or their goods shall be found this side the sea or beyond, 
in such manner that the merchants shall give (doront) freely of goods to the 
abbot and convent to the aforesaid (?) sheriffs or bailiffs 10/. sterling upon 
each distress. The abbot and convent have granted this of their good will, 
so that the debt of the merchandise shall not be diminished in aught by 
reason hereof, and so that the pain aforesaid in aid^of the Holy Land be not 
rendered nevertheless, and the abbot and convent have renounced in all these 
matters all aid of ecclesiastical courts (de clergiale curt) or lay courts or privi- 
lege of clergy, the letter of Sir (dine) Adrian, and every custom and statute 
and letters and privilege now obtained or to be obtained, and the constitution 
made concerning two days (jornez) in the council general, and the indul- 
gence granted by the apostolic see (se le apostoile) to the English granting 
that they shall not be drawn out of their realm by papal letters, and they 
have renounced all other matters that might aid them against this letter or 
might aid them to aggrieve or injure the merchants or him who shall carry 
this letter. If there be default of any sack of the wool aforesaid or if 
there be default in any sack at the delivery, the abbot and convent ought 
to render to the merchants the whole value of such sack and all the 
defaults and damages and expenses upon the bare assertion (simple dit) 
of the merchants, without oath and without proof. In testimony whereof 
the abbot and Giles have put their seals to this indenture (lettre cirograffe) 
interchangeably, together with the seals of Sir John de Kyrkeby, then 



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1275. Membrane 2d — cont. 

clerk of the chancery, and of Robert de Meldeburne and Stephen de 
Cornhull, citizens of London, who have put their seals in witness whereof 
at the request of the abbot and Giles. Dated at London, on Friday before 
Martinmas, 1275. French. 

Cancelled on payment. 

Memorandum, that the abbot comes in chancery and acknowledges that 

he owes to Giles de Ayre, attorney of John Wermond of Caumbray, 12 sacks 

of wool, to be paid in form aforesaid ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels. 

Nov. 12. Geoffrey de Neubald acknowledges that he owes to John Bek 30 marks; 
Westminster, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln. 

The abbot of Dernehal acknowledges that he owes to Huguiccio Pape, 

Hugelinus de Vickio, Hugh de Postes, and Toresanus Donati, and their 

fellows, merchants of Florence, 100/. ; to be levied, in default of payment, 
of his lands and chattels in co. Chester. 



Membrane Id. 

Master Richard de Clifford acknowledges that he owes to Intherius 
Euchard 50 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in England. 

Enrolment of release by William Motegar of Neuton to Robert, bishop 
of Bath and Wells, of his right in the manors of Toftes and Bebesby and 
the advowson of the church of Toftes, saving to William the land that he 
had in free marriage with the kinswoman of Master John de la Lade in 
Toftes of the said John's gift and all the land that William held in fee in 
the said towns in John's lifetime. The releasor warrants the manors and 
advowson against William his son and against his said son's heirs and 
against Martin de la Lade and his heirs, and against John de Claxeby and 
Robert his brother and their heirs, and he grants that his son William shall, 
so soon as he come of age, make quitclaim to the bishop of the manors and 
advowson, and that if William his son die before he come of age, his son's 
heirs shall complete such quitclaim. The releasor grants that he will pay 
to the bishop 1001. if he contravene this warranty or grant, or if his son or 
his son's heirs defer making the quitclaim, payment whereof he charges 
upon himself and his heirs and his lands and chattels, so that the bishop or 
the sheriff of Lincoln may levy the said sum of his lands if he make default. 
Witnesses : Sir Roger de Northwod, Sir Hamo Hauteyn, Sir Geoffrey de 
Wynepol, Sir Simon de Driby, knights; John de Kirkeby, William de 
Middelton, Robert le Blund of Fuldon, Richard de Boylund, John de Heden, 
Robert le Venur, Geoffrey de Sandy acre. 

* William Ger[aud?], who is going to parts beyond sea, attorney of 
John, count of Brittany, having power to make attorneys, puts in his 
place Master Alan de Berton and Robert de Wetherby until Whitsuntide 
next in all pleas for or against the earl, giving them power to make attorneys 
in their places. 



* From this point the roll is very much worn and darkened. 



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1275. 

Nov. 16. 
Westminster. 



Membrane Id — cont. 
Roger de Clifford, who is going to parts beyond sea by the king's licence, 
gives power to Nicholas de Syphrewa[st] and Richard de Bosco to make 
attorneys in his place in all pleas for one year, unless he return in the 
meantime. 

Ralph de Wylton (?) acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Clifford, the 
elder, 200 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and 
chattels in cos. Gloucester and Northampton. 

Eudo la Zusche acknowledges that he owes to Hugh Pape and Donatus 
Pape 25 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and cattels 



Nov. 12. William Berman (?), who is going to parts beyond sea by the king's 
Westminster, licence, puts in his place William de Fresseneden in all pleas for one year, 
unless he return in the meantime. 

Memorandum , that on Friday the eve of St. Edmund the Confessor, 
judgment was rendered between Matilda de Clare, countess of Gloucester, 
and Isabella de Fortibus, [countess] of Albemarle, concerning the manor 
of N etbv. 



John. . .pann, who is going to Ireland, puts in his place Master John 
Woulthorp (?) in all pleas, for , unless he return in the meantime. 

Enrolment of deed of Peter de Salcey (?), witnessing that whereas he is 
indebted to Sir Thomas de Clare in 500/. sterling, which he has received 
for the expedition of certain most urgent affairs, payment whereof he 
charges upon himself and his goods. Dated at London, on Saturday before 
St. Martin, [3] Edward [I.]. 

The abbot of Waledon (?) acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew de 
Cast[ello] 250 (?) marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands 
and chattels in cos. Essex and Middlesex. 



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Nov. 21. 
The Tower. 



Nov. 21. 

The Tower. 



Nov, 24. 
The Tower. 



Membrane 18. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger 
Lestrange (Extraneo) to have acquittance of the 20/. that he ought to have 
paid to the exchequer at Michaelmas last, in part satisfaction of the 25/. that 
are in arrear to him of the excess {super plusagio) of his account of the time 
when he was sheriff of York, as appears to the king by the record of the 
treasurer and barons. 

To the same. Whereas the king understands that Alexander le Riche in 
the time of the last war in the realm lent to Matthias de Besill[es], then 
constable of Dover castle, 80/. by order of the late king and of the present 
king, to provision (muniend*) the castle therewith, of which sum Matthias 
or his heirs have not rendered account : the king orders the treasurer and 
barons to respite the demand that they make upon Alexander for 20/. 
until the heirs of Matthias have rendered account at the exchequer of the 
aforesaid 80/. 

To Gregory de Rockel[eye]. Order to cause Master Robert de Beverlaco, 
keeper of the king's works, to have a tun of wine, of the king's gift. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the aforesaid 
Robert to have 12c?. a day whilst he stays in the city of London about the 
the king's works, and \6d. a day when he is journeying in connexion with 
the said works, which sums the king lias granted to him for his maintenance 
for so long as he shall be in that office. 

To the same. Order to cause Walter son and heir of John de la Linde 
to come before them at a certain day to answer to the king for the issues of 
the forests of Gillingham, Blak[emore], and Porestok for the time when 
John and he held the forests in their hands. 

To the taxors and collectors of the fifteenth in co. Essex. Order not to 
intermeddle further with taxing or appraising the goods of the abbot and 
convent of Waltham, and to restore to them anything they may have 
received from them in this behalf, as the abbot and convent have satisfied 
the king for the fifteenth of their goods. 

The like in favour of the said abbot to the taxors and collectors of the 
fifteenth in cos. Hertford, Norfolk, Lincoln, Bedford, Cambridge, Berks, 
and Surrey. 

The like in favour of W. bishop of Rochester to the taxors and collectors 
of the fifteenth in co. Kent. 

Thomas de Wyethayt and Adam de Ulvethayt, imprisoned at York for 
the death of Roger Ferraunt, whereof they are appealed, have letters to the 
sheriff of York to bail them. 

Martin de Beston, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Geoffrey le 
Mouner of Herdwik, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail him. 

Robert le Taillur of London Bridge, imprisoned in Neugate for the death 
of Henry Goye, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the mayor and sheriffs 
of London to bail him. 



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CALENDAE OF CLOSE BOLLS. 



Nov. 23. 

The Tower. 



Nov. 24. 

The Tower. 



1275. Membrane 18 — cont. 

Nov. 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 10/. 

The Tower, that Walter de Huntrecumb was wont to receive from the abbot of Strafford 
of the abbot's ferm of 20/., which 10/. Walter quit-claimed to the king, to 
be levied hereafter and brought to the exchequer, together with the arrears 
of the same for Michaelmas term last, and to cause this to be thus done and 
enrolled. 

To the bailiffs of John de Britannia at Boston. Order to desist wholly 
from distraining the abbot of Louth Park for the wool mentioned below, and 
for the damages and expenses of Herbert Wermond adjudged to him in Boston 
fair last, and to restore to the abbot aud his men anything that they may 
have received from them in this behalf, as an agreement has been made in 
the king's court between the abbot and Giles de Eyre, Herbert's attorney, 
concerning all disputes between them by reason of 14 sacks and 20 stone of 
wool and for the expenses incurred in this behalf. 

John de Hales, imprisoned at Hertford for the death of Walter Eleys, 
wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Hereford to bail 
him. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the executors of Robert 
Waleraund to be acquitted of 100/., and to cause this to be so done and 
enrolled, unless Robert had such acquittance in his lifetime, as the late king 
pardoned Robert 100/. of the 300/. that were exacted from Robert for 
trespasses committed by his bailiffs in the forest of Dene when he was 
keeper of that forest, which 100/. are now exacted from Robert's executors 
because he had not an acquittance thereof in his lifetime. 

Nov. 25. To the same. Order to allow to R. archbishop of Canterbury his liberties 
The Tower, and acquittances as they were wont to be allowed in the rolls of the 
exchequer in the times of kings Richard and John. 

Nov. 24. To tha taxors of the fifteenth in co. Kent. Order to supersede the 
Westminster, taxation of Gregory de Rokesle's goods in the custody of the lands that 
belonged to Nicholas de Kirioll in that county, as Gregory has the custody 
of the said lands by the king's commission for a certain yearly ferm. 

Nov. 25. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews, and to William 
The Tower, de Middelton. Whereas the king ordered them by divers writs to cause to 
be allowed to certain of his Jews, in the tallage last assessed upon them 
or in other debts that they owe to the king at the exchequer of his Jewry, 
the total of the debts due to them from certain Christians by their charters, 
or to cause the total to be delivered to the Jews from the king's debts in 
the treasury of the Jewry, in recompence for the debts aforesaid attermined 
by the justices and William by the king's order or granted to any one, and 
it would not be seemly that the king should be in a worse condition than 
the said Christians would be in this case if the debts had been in the hands 
of the Jews : the king therefor orders the justices and William to cause to be 
allowed to the said Jews the value of the said debts from the debts contained 
in the writs directed to them, or to cause recompence to be made from the 
debts aforesaid, as shall seem most expedient to them, and to cause to be 
amended cautiously anything that may have been done previously by the 
said writs contrary to this order. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause Master Robert de 
Bcverlaco, keeper of the king's works, to have 12c/. a day when staying 
in the city of London in connexion with the said works, and 16c/. a day 
when he is journeying without the city in connexion with the works, which 
sums the king has granted to him for his maintenance whilst in that office. 



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1275. Membrane 18 — cont* 

To the treasurer and barons. Order to cause John de Vyvone to have 
the following terms for payment of 100 marks for his fine for his marriage 
and of 37/. in which he is indebted to the king for the debts of Hugh de 
Vyvone, the younger, his father, and to cause this to be so done and 
enrolled, as the king has granted that he shall render 50 marks yearly, 
to wit a moiety at Easter and a moiety at Michaelmas, 50 marks at the 
same terms in the following year, and the remainder of the sum at the same 
terms in the sixth year of the reign. 

To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause Walter de Lesseburn, 
imprisoned in Neugath for divers trespasses wherewith he is charged, to be 
delivered from that prison by the mainprise of Grimbald Pauneefot of 
co. Worcester, Saer de Harecurt of co. Leicester, William de Paries of co. 
Staff ord,*Master Walter de la Mare, Thomas de Aungensof co. Buckingham, 
and Roger de Suthcote of co. Middlesex, who have mainperned to have hina 
before the king where and when he will to stand to right if the king or any 
other wish to speak against him concerning the trespasses aforesaid. 

Nov. 24. Hugh son of Ralph de Thorneton, imprisoned at Beverley for the death 

The Tower. f John son of Roger de Arnehal, wherewith he is charged, has letters to 
the sheriff of York to bail him. 

Dec. 6. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to cause 

Windsor, the debt in which Ralph de Carney s is bound to Haginus, a Jew of London, 
to be levied, and to cause Odinus le 6 ask', citizen of Genoa, to have it, 
certifying the king of what they pay to Odinus, so that the king may cause 
them to have allowance therefor and may cause Odinus to be satisfied 
for the remainder of the debts due to him from the king, as the king has 
assigned the aforesaid debt, which is in his hands by reason of the forfeiture 
of Haginus, to Odinus in part payment. 

Dec. 7. To the taxors and collectors of the fifteenth in co. Suffolk. Order to 

Windsor, supersede until the octaves of St. Hilary the taxing or appraising of the 
goods and chattels of the abbot and convent of St. Edmunds and of their 
men and villeins within the four crosses of their liberty of St. Edmunds. 

Dec. 9. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause William de Boyvill 

Windsor, to be acquitted of 101. exacted from him for a fine that he ought to have 
made for having a wood again, if they ascertain by inquisition that William 
has no woods within the king's forest between the bridges of Oxford and 
Stanford or elsewhere within the bailiwick of Roger de Clifford, justice of 
the Forest this side Trent. 

Dec. 11. To Adam de Wynton[ia], keeper of the town of Southampton. Order 

Reading. to permit Deudone, a Jew of Winchester, to dwell with his own household in 
that town and ply merchandise, and to take his goods to other places where 
other Jews of the realm dwell, as the king has granted to Deudone and to his 
household that they may dwell in the said town and ply their trade there 
until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, according to the king's grant and 
the statute lately issued concerning the Jewry. 

The like to the sheriff of Southampton, 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order not to amove Isaac de 
Bedeford, the king's Jew [dwelling] in Baldwin Wak's town of Strapeston, 
from that town against Baldwin's will before the quinzaine of Easter next, 
but to permit the Jew to trade there in the meantime and to ordain and 
dispose of his things and goods in the meantime, as the king wills that his 
Jews shall not be amoved from the towns in which they dwell, but that they 
may there ply their merchandise and provide for their estate until the 
quinzaine of Easter next, 

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1275. Membrane 18 — cont. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. If they ascertain 
that the debts that are owing to Swetrnannus son of Licoricia, the king's 
Jew of Winchester, are sufficient to satisfy the king for all debts in which 
he is indebted to the king in his Jewry, they are ordered to cause all the 
debts that they exact from him for the late king's time to be levied from 
the better and clearer debts that are owed to the Jew in the Jewry, and 
not to permit the Jew or any of his household to be distrained by their 
bodies or to be disquieted for payment of the debts aforesaid to the king. 

To the sheriff of Oxford. Order not to amove Copynus son of Bonavita 
(Bonevite), a Jew dwelling in Gilbert de Clare's town of Kaveresham, to 
be amoved from that town before the quinzaine of Easter next contrary to 
Gilbert's will, but to permit the Jew to trade there in the meantime and 
to dispose and ordain of his goods and things, as the king wills that his 
Jews shall not be amoved from the towns wherein they now dwell before 
the quinzaine aforesaid against the will of owners of the towns wherein 
they dwell. 

Membrane 17. 

Dec. 10. Robert le Somenur, imprisoned at Oxford for the death of Henry 

Reading. Punnok, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Oxford to 
bail him. 

Dec. 15. To Roger de la Leye, archdeacon of Essex, and William de Middelton, or 
Marlborough, to others appointed to make search concerning the debts of the Jews in the 
chest of the chirographers of the Jews of London. Order not to intermeddle 
in any way with the body of Aaron son of Vives, a Jew of London, or with 
his debts, goods and chattels in the said chest, and to cause him to have full 
administration of the debts, goods and chattels to make his profit thereof, as 
the late king granted to Edmund the king's brother, the body of the said Jew 
and all his debts, goods and chattels, and the king has confirmed the grant. 

The like to the justices appointed to make scrutiny of the debts of the 
Jews in the chest of the chirographers of the Jews of Warwick. 

Dec. 15. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Joan Salvayne, late the 
Marlborough, wife of Gerard Salvayne, to have the terms that the king has granted to 
her for payment of 271. in which she was amerced before the justices last 
in eyre in co. York for certain trespasses charged upon her, to wit a 
moiety at Michaelmas next and the other moiety at the following 
Michaelmas. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to release the distraints that he has made 
upon Joan for the reason aforesaid. 

William de Hales, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of William de 
Hudekerugg, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Devon 
to bail him. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the justices 
appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order not to permit the justices 
appointed to make scrutiny of the debts of the Jews in the chest of the 
chirographers of the Jews to intermeddle in anywise with the body of 
Aaron son of Vives, a Jew of London, or with his debts, goods and chattels 
in the said chest, but to permit him to have full administration thereof to 
make his profit, as the late king granted to Edmund, the king's brother, the 
body of the said Aaron and all his debts, goods and chattels, and the king 
has confirmed the grant. 

Dec. 17. Richard Sterre and Robert his son, imprisoned at Leicester for the death 
Upavon. of Simon Scot and Hugh son of Alan, wherewith they are charged, have 
letters to the sheriff of Leicester to bail them. 



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1275. 
Dec. 13. 

Marlborough. 



Dec. 17. 

Upavon. 



Dec. 18. 

Woodford. 



Dec. 24. 

Gillingham. 



Dec. 27. 
Gillingham. 



Dec. 28. 
Gillingham. 



Membrane 17 — cont. 

To Matthew de Columbar[iis], keeper of the forest of Clarendon. Order 
to permit Henry de Candovere, the king's huntsman, to take 20 does in 
that forest for the king's use against Christmas, and to aid and counsel him 
in so doing, as the king has sent him with certain of the king's yeomen to 
take the said does. 

To the keeper of the forest of Penbere. Order to cause the friars of 
Mount Carmel, London, to have twelve oaks with their strippings (escaetis) 
for timber for the work of their church, of the king's gift. 

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 
Middelton. Order to search their rolls of the examination (puramento) of the 
debts of the Jews lately made by reason of the last tallage assessed upon 
them, and if they find that Ellas son of Aaron, a Jew of London, is charged 
with certain debts in which certain Christians were formerly indebted to 
him and of which the Christians were acquitted before the assessment of 
the tallage, to discharge the Jew of the said debts. 

To the same. Order to retain in the king's hands for his use out of the 
clearer debts of Vives, son of Master Moses, a Jew of London, lately 
deceased, the value of the portion due from him by reason of the tallage 
last assessed upon him, and to permit Auncera, late the wife of the said Jew, 
to have free administration of the remainder of the said debts, according to 
the custom of the king's Jewry. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has pardoned Walter Helyun 40/. of the 74/. and 1 mark in which he 
is indebted to the king for Peter, bishop of Hereford, and of the 10/. of 
imprest made to him in the exchequer towards his annual fee of the first 
year of his reign, and has granted that he shall pay the remaining 44/. and 
1 mark by 100s. a year, and order to cause Walter to be acquitted of the 
said 40/. and to cause him and his heirs to have the aforesaid terms for 
payment of the remainder. 

Nicholas le Paumer, imprisoned at Bruges for the death of William de 
Balbeneye, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Salop to 
bail him. 

To the sheriff of York, escheator of the same county. Notification that 
the king has assigned to Katherine, late the wife of John Paynel, all the 
lands whereof John at his death was seised in his demesne as of fee in 
Drax, to have in tenencia until the king shall cause her dower of John's free 
tenement to be assigned to her, or until otherwise ordered, and order to 
cause her to have seisin thereof. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Whereas the king learns by inquisition made 
by the sheriff that Gilbert de Addeston, imprisoned at Exeter for the death 
or Roger le Gredere, wherewith he is charged, is charged with that death 
out of hatred, and that Roger, Richard de Palslo, deacon, Walter Pimich, 
Roger Smech, and John le Palslo, clerk, were lately in a tavern at Mobir[y], 
and that they assaulted Gilbert, who came thither for the sake of a drink, 
of malice aforethought, and gave him five wounds in the head, and wished 
to slay him, so that Gilbert in defending himself struck Roger le Gredere 
with an axe, whereof Roger died, and that Gilbert could not otherwise 
escape death : the king orders the sheriff to deliver William (sic) to twelve 
approved and lawful men, who shall mainpern to have him before the king's 
justices at the first assizes when they come into those parts at the king's 
order, to stand to right if any one wish to speak against him in this 
behalf. 



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Membrane 17 — cont. 
To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to respite until Easter next the 



1275. 

Dec. 29. 

Gillingham. demand upon William de Boterell for his relief, and to release to him in 
the meantime any distress made in this behalf. 



To the taxors of the twentieth in eo. Middlesex. Order to supersede 
entirely the taxation and appraisement of the goods (propriorum bonorurri) 
owned by the infirm women (ancillarum) of the hospital of St. James 
without Westminster, and to permit them to be discharged of the twentieth, 
by the king's sj^ecial grace, 

Dec. 28. To the sheriff of Wilts, escheator in the same county. Order to deliver 
Gillingham. to Henry de Condovere, the king's huntsman, all the lands that belonged to 

Agnes, late his wife, in that county, as the king has committed them to 

Henry until the octaves of St. Hilary next. 

To the justices next in eyre in co. Dorset. Order not to molest Guy de 
Taunton, bailiff of Gillingham, in their eyre for causing 36 oaks to be 
felled by the king's order in the forest of Gillingham to make brushwood 
and charcoal thereof before Christmas, in the fourth year of the king's 
reign. 

Dec. 29. To the justices next in eyre at the Tower of London. Order that the 

Gillingham. abbot of Westminster shall not be put in default or be losing in anyway by 

reason of the common summons made before them of their eyre at the Tower, 

as the king warrants to the abbot his absence. 



1276. 

Jan. 4. 
Bindon. 



Jan. 7. 
Canford. 



To the taxors and collectors of the fifteenth in co. Somerset. Order to 
supersede until the quinzaine of St. Hilary next the taxation and appraise- 
ment by reason of the said fifteenth of the goods and chattels of the abbot 
and- convent of Glastonbury within the twelve hides. 

To the sheriffs of London. It is shown to the king on behalf of Richard 

de Staunford that whereas Isabella de Chadeston lately sued out by fraud 

and malice a writ of the king directed to the sheriff of Lincoln, in which 

county Richard has no house, land, or tenement, to attach him to answer 

to her before the justices of the Bench for rape and breach of the peace, 

although he dwelt in the city of London a long time before and after that 

time, and although he and Isabella dwelt in the same city and they were 

fully acquainted with one another (de conversaeione sua .... plenam 

adinvicem noticiam habentes) in the same, and he was exacted from county 

[court] to county [court] at her suit by consideration of the said justices 

because he did not appear before them and was outlawed in the said county 

[court] for his contumacy, and he, feeling guiltless, has now voluntarily 

rendered himself to the prison of Neugate, as the king learns from the 

sheriffs' letters testimonial, prepared to stand to right if Isabella wish to 

sue her appeal against him, and the king understands by inquisition taken 

by the sheriffs that the said Richard for seventeen years continuously with 

his wife and household and the said Isabella for a long time before the 

sueing out of the writ, and afterwards, and at the time of the sueing out 

were acquainted (conversarunt) with one another in Richard's house and in 

the neighbourhood adjoining, and that Richard was fraudulently outlawed 

at her suit, he being wholly ignorant of the appeal : the king, wishing to 

be fully certified concerning the premises, orders the sheriffs to deliver 

Richard in bail to twelve approved and lawful men of the city who shall 

mainpern to have him before the king in the octaves of St. Hilary to stand 

to right if Isabella wish to prosecute her appeal, and to warn Isabella to be 

there then to prosecute her appeal. 



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Jan. 5. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 

Wareham. king has granted to William de Stok that he shall render the 50 marks that 

he owes to the king for trespass of venison by 100s. a year at the Easter 

and Michaelmas exchequers, and order to cause him to have these terms 

and to cause this to be so done and enrolled. 

Jan. 10. To Geoffrey de Pycheford, constable of Wyndesor castle. Ord^r to go 

Nursling. ^ to the king's park of Odyham immediately upon sight of these letters, and 
(Nuscelhigf.) to cause 130 live j oes to be taken therein, and to cause 100 of them to be 
carried to Kenynton and to be there placed in the king's park in order to 
stock it, and to deliver the remaining thirty to Queen Eleanor, the king's 
consort, for the stocking of her park of Langel[eye] Cheyndut, of the king's 
gift. The keeper of the said park [of Odyham] is ordered to aid and counsel 
Geoffrey in this behalf. 

Mandate in pursuance to the keeper of the park of Odyham. 

To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order not to make any payments 
from the money now in the treasury and from the money to be paid at St. 
Hilary and thereafter, by pretext of any writs of liberate or of other writs, 
until otherwise ordered, as the king proposes to ordain specially concerning 
the said money for the expedition of certain of his affairs. 

Jan. 11. To John Eussel, bailiff of Clarendon. Order to deliver to the sheriff of 

Winchester. Wilts fifteen swans from the king's swans in his custody, to be carried to 
the king at Winchester by the king's order. 

* To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to receive the said swans and to cause 

them to be carried to Winchester. 

Jan. 13. To Keginald son of Peter. Order to deliver the king's houses of Freyt- 

Winchester. mauntel, together with the king's timber and other things therein, to [Payn 
de Cadurcis*] in order to do therewith what the king has enjoined upon 
him. 



Membrane 17. — Schedule. 

Let a scrutiny of the chest of the Jewry of London be made by Koger 
de la Leye and William de Midelton. 

Gloucester, Hereford, and Bristol by Walter de Helyun and by those 
whom he shall cause to be associated with him. 

Exeter by John Wyger and Roger de Evesham. 

Winchester, Wilton, and Devises by Robert de Ludham and William 
Girbert. 

Canterbury' by Reginald de Norwode and by him whom he shall 
associate with him. 

Norwich, Colchester, and Sutbury by William de Middelton and him or 
those whom he wish to associate with him. 

Huntingdon, Bedford, Northampton, and Oxford by Hugh de Stapelford 
and Adam de Wetenhale. 

Lincoln and Stanford by Hamo Hauteyn and him whom he shall associate 
with him. 

Notingham by the prior of Lenton and W. de Stircheleg. 

York by Nicholas de Stapelton and the abbot of St. Mary's, York. 



The name has been omitted by inadvertence. See the first enrolment on Membrane 16. 



264 



CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1276. 

Jan. 13. 

Winchester. 



Jan. 14. 

Winchester. 



Jan. 15. 
Winchester. 



Jan. 18. 

Westminster 
(sic). 



Membrane 16. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to permit Payn de Cadurc[is] 
and his men to pull down the king's houses of Freytmeuntel, and to take 
them away together with king's timber, walls and other things in them, and 
to make his profit thereof as shall seem expedient to him, as the king has 
given the houses, timber, etc., to him. 

Henry son of Roger le Keu of Cotesbrok, imprisoned at Northampton 
for the death of Simon le Charetter, whereof he i3 appealed, has letters to 
the sheriff of Northampton to bail him. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Robert de Vernun, son and heir of 
John de Vernun, has shown the king that whereas John was the late king's 
sheriff of Wilts and received the custody of that county with the hundred 
of Melkesham, of which hundred 52s. of rent of assize and 40*. of pleas 
and perquisites were wont to be received yearly, and the late king [com- 
mitted] the manor and hundred of Melkesham to Amice, countess of Devon, 
at the beginning of [John's] receipt of the county, and the countess held 
the manor and hundred for the five years during which John was sheriff, 
and she received in full the profits and emoluments thereof, the barons 
exact from Robert 231. for the arrears of the said 6/. 12s. Od. (sic) for the 
time aforesaid : the king orders the barons to search the rolls of the 
exchequer, and to make inquisition if necessary, and if they find it to be 
as stated, to supersede the demand aforesaid, and to discharge Robert 
thereof. 

To the taxors and collectors of the fifteenth in co. Surrey. Order to 
cause to be restored to Henry Trenchard his manor of Perfright; as the 
king understands that they have taken this manor into his hands because 
Henry did not come before them to tax and appraise with others the goods 
of that county, as they had enjoined upon him on the king's behalf. 

Richard de Refham, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of John de 
Hadenham, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk 
to bail him. 

To the bailiff of Queen Eleanor, the king's mother, of Cocham. Order 
to cause the abbot and convent of Cirencestre to have two quarters of rye, 
a swine, and a beech-tree yearly from the issues of that manor for the time 
during which it has been in the said queen's hands, and the arrears thereof 
for that time, as the abbot and convent ought to have and were wont to 
have the things aforesaid of the gift and grant of the king's progenitors. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause to be replevied to William de 
Godested until the quinzaine of Easter his aldermanry (aldemanriam) 
within the city of Canterbury, which the sheriff took into the king's hands 
because William demised it at fee-ferm without the king's will and licence; 
provided that the aldermanry and its appurtenances shall then be taken into 
the king's hands unless William agree with the king (gratwn nostrum 
fecerit) in the meantime, and unless the sheriff be otherwise ordered. 

To brother Joseph de Chauncy, the treasurer. Whereas the king has 
assigned the arrears of the tenth in England lately granted to him and of 
the tallage lately assessed upon the Jews to complete the works of the 
Tower of London, which arrears cannot be levied with the speed that is 
expedient, and the king wills that the works aforesaid shall not be in any 
way delayed, the king orders the treasurer to pay to Giles de Audenard, 
keeper of the works aforesaid, 1,000 marks out of the sum of money that 
the treasurer has in deposit at the New Temple, London, in the king's 
name. When the treasurer shall have paid this sum, the king will cause 
him to have his writ of liberate or of quittance. 



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1276. Membrane 16 — cont. 

Jan. 20. Tu Geoffrey de Pycheford, constable of Wyndes[ore] castle. Order 

Winchester, to cause the constable of the Tower of London to have 30 oaks in 
Wyndes[ore] forest to burn lime with for the works of the said Tower. 



Jan. 15. 

Winchester. 



Jan. 18. 

Winchester. 



Jan. 20. 

Winchester. 



To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and to the justices 
appointed for the custody of the Jews. Order to send to the king under 
the exchequer seal the total of the arrears of the tallage last assessed upon 
the Jews of England, and order not to pay anything thence except to the 
works of the Tower of London, and not to make assignments (deputetis) 
thereof to any one without the king's special order, as the king has assigned 
the arrears to the works of the Tower. 

To Master Eoger de Seyton and his fellows, justices in eyre at the Tower 
of London. Order not to permit the king's Jews of London to be impleaded 
before them in that eyre concerning the things that relate to the king's 
Jewry, as Jews ought not to plead or be impleaded concerning such things 
except before the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews ; provided 
however that they shall answer concerning their lands within the city of 
London and concerning other things as was the custom in other eyres of 
justices there in times past. 

To Adam de Wynton[ia], keeper of the town of Southampton. Order 
to cause the abbot and convent of the place of St. Edward* to have a tun 
of wine of the king's right prise in that town for the present year, and the 
arrears of a tun yearly from the time of the late king's death, as the said 
king granted to them by his charter, which the king has inspected, a tun of 
wine of his right prise yearly for the communion (ad corpus Christl . . . 
inde cortficiendum) in their church, to be received from the keepers of his 
wines of the said prise at Southampton. 

To the taxors of the fifteenth in the city of London. Order to supersede 
until three weeks from Easter next the taxation of the goods and wares of 
James Agolantis, Hugelinus de Wichio, Manettus Bechi, Bartholomew 
Marchi, Bonaventura Johannis, Frank Plenanell', Henry Pelaphy, and 
their fellows, citizens and merchants of Florence, Pistoia, and Siena 
(Senenen*), by reason of the said fifteenth, so that there may then be done 
what the king shall then cause to be provided by his council. 

To Adam de Wynton[ia], keeper of the town of Southampton. Order 
to cause the abbot and convent of King's Beaulieu to have a tun of wine 
of the right prise at Southampton for the present year, as the late king 
granted to them by his charter a tun of wine of the right prise in that town 
to be received yearly from the takers of the king's wines there for the 
celebration of divine service in the abbey. 

To John de Wauton, keeper of the forest of Arundell. Order to cause 
R. archbishop of Canterbury to have thirteen bucks and thirteen does 
yearly in that forest, in accordance with the composition entered into 
between Boneface, sometime archbishop of Canterbury, and John son 
of Alan, sometime lord of the forest of Arundell, for so long as the forest 
shall be in the said keeper's custody, and to permit the archbishop to have 
once a year on his journey to his manor of Slindon and on his return a 
coursing (cursum) in the forest, in accordance with the said composition. 

To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Whereas the king lately ordered 
them not to permit any strange merchants to stay in the city with their 
wines beyond forty days after their arrival, and certain men and merchants 
of Bordeaux have lately shown to the king that they are unable to make 



That is, Netley Abbey. 



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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1276. Membrane 16 — cont. 

their profit of their merchandise and wines brought by them to the city 
within this time, by reason whereof the king has prefixed a day for them 
before him in Ave weeks from Easter to ordain between them and the 
citizens of London : the king therefore orders the mayor and sheriffs to 
permit the said men and merchants to come to the city and to stay therein, 
and to sell their wines and other wares there in the due and accustomed 
manner without impediment until the time aforesaid. 

To the taxors of the fifteenth in the city of London. Order not to inter- 
meddle in any wise until otherwise ordered with the taxing and appraising 
of the wines of the men and merchants of Bordeaux that have been brought 
into the city by them after the granting of the fifteenth. 

. John le Vigorus of Sutton, imprisoned at Nothingham for the death of 

Robert de Hotot, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 

Nottingham to bail him. 

Richard son of William de Trowell of Stanford on Sore, Robert son of 
William Poyne of Rotinton, and Robert son of Matilda deHykeling, impri- 
soned at Nothingham for the death of Robert de Hotot, wherewith they are 
charged, have letters to the sheriff of Nottingham to bail them. 

Jan. 20. To Ghincelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Order to cause David 

Winchester, son of Griffin to have 100 marks, half at the quinzaine of Easter and half 
at the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, of the king's gift. 

Jan. 23. To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause certain prisoners, whom the 
Winchester, king is sending to Corf castle to stay therein until otherwise ordered, and 
their keepers to have necessaries as befits. 

Jan. 26. To Adam de Wynton[ia], keeper of the town of Southampton. Order 

Winchester, to desist wholly from distraining the men of Southampton for trespasses of 

wool and by reason of the payment of the new aid, and to permit them to 

have peace concerning the same, and to restore to them anything received 

from them in this behalf. 

To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to 
cause the abbess of Shaftesbir[y] to have twenty oaks for timber in the 
forest of Gillingham, of the king's gift. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to make view of the account of 
Master Richard de Cliff [ord] for the time when he was keeper of the arch- 
bishopric of Canterbury in the last voidance of the same, and to respite 
until the quinzaine of Easter next the demand for 119/. that he paid, as he 
asserts, to R. archbishop of Canterbury for the amendment of the houses 
of the archbishopric, with which sum the barons charge him in his account. 

To Nicholas son of Martin, keeper of the island of Scugholm. Order to 
cause Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford, to have seisin of that island, 
as he lately appeared in the king's presence and sought that the king should 
restore the island to him as his right and inheritance, and the king thereupon 
caused Robert de la Vail, who likewise claimed right in the same island, to 
come before him at a certain day to show cause why the king should not 
restore the island to Humphrey, and Robert had or showed nothing for 
himself before the king and his council on the said day whereby any right 
in the island could be proved for him. 

Jan. 27. To the sheriff of Wilts, escheator in that county. Order to cause John 

Winchester, de Grimested to have again seisin of the wardship of the manor of Cumpton, 

saving the right of others and saving to Joan, late the wife of Nicholas son 



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of Nicholas de Haversham, tenant in chief of the late king as of the honour 
of Peverel, her dower of the manor, which the sheriff is to cause to be 
assigned to her before making seisin to John, and saving to Joan all her 
goods in the manor and sown in the lands of the same, and saving to her 
easement of the houses and other things in the manor to make her 
convenience of her goods there, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the sheriff that Nicholas was of full age on the day of his father's death, 
and that he was never in the late king's wardship, and that Emma, late the 
wife of his father, was dowered by him of the said manor, which his father 
held in chief of the aforesaid John, who had seisin thereof in name of 
wardship immediately after the death of Nicholas the son, until he was 
ejected thence by Master Richard de Clifford, then escheator this side 
Trent. 

Jan. 26* To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 

Winchester, king has granted that Stephen de Eddeworth shall pay the 62/. 15s. 5d. 
due to the king by five marks at the quinzaine of Easter and five marks in 
the octaves of Michaelmas next, and thus from year to year, and order to 
cause Stephen to have these terms and to cause this to be so done and 
enrolled. 

To Walter de Kanc[ia], steward of Queen Eleanor, the king's consort. 
Order to cause dower to be assigned to Joan, late the wife of Nicholas 
de Haversham, which Nicholas held the manor of Haversham of the king 
in chief as of the honour of Peverel, from the said manor, which is in the 
queen's hands by the king's commission, as it is provided before the king 
and his court that Joan shall have dower of the manor aforesaid. 

Jan. 25. To the same. Whereas the king, after the death of the aforesaid 
Winchester. Nicholas, caused to be taken into his hands the manor of Cleybrok, which 
Nicholas held of Arnald de Bosco by knight service, and the king afterwards 
by consideration of his court rendered the manor to Arnald and retained in 
his hands a third of it in order to dower Joan, late the wife of Nicholas, 
therewith, the king orders Walter to deliver to Joan in name of dower the 
aforesaid third, which is in the hands of the said queen by the king's 
commission. 

John de Corbyset, Adam le Clerc of Morton, Richard his brother, Roger 
Nichole, and Joan atte Forthe, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of 
Robert de Langedon, have letters to the sheriff of Devon to bail them. 



Membrane 15. 

Feb. 3. To Matthew de Columbar[iis], keeper of the forest of Chete. Order to 

Marlborough, permit the abbess of Wherewell to make her convenience of 20 acres of her 
underwood in her wood of Harewode, which is within the covert of the 
forest aforesaid, and of all her forinsic underwood, and to enclose the said 
wood afterwards, provided that the king or others be not prejudiced thereby, 
as the king has granted to her that she may make her convenience and 
enclose as above, on condition that the men who ought to have and were 
wont to have common in the wood shall not be defrauded thereby. 

To Luke de Tany, seneschal of Gascony. As it is very perilous for the 
king to await judgment in the court of the king of France concerning the 
deed of Fronsac (Frpntiaci), as the king believes the seneschal is aware 
(vos credimus non latere), the king orders the seneschal to take with him 
some men whom he shall deem fit and who love the king's profit, by whom 
the vicomte of Frontigny may be more easily inclined to the way of 
composition and peace, and to compound with the vicomte in the king's 



268 CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 



1276. Membrane 15 — cont. 

name upon this matter, not sparing the king's land or money in such 
composition, provided however that the said castle (sic) shall remain to the 
king, writing to the king speedily an account of his proceedings. In case 
he be unable to lead the vicointe to the way of composition in any way, he 
is enjoined to signify it to the kiag so early that the king may deliberate 
what shall be done in this behalf before the next parliament, in which 
judgment ought to be pronounced ; the seneschal shall previously labour 
for the said composition by all means, whatsoever !t ought to cost the king. 

To the mayor and citizens of Winchester. Order to cause Fulk de 
Montreuel, the king's yeoman, to have 405. for his expenses, of the king's 
gift, which the king will cause to be allowed to them in their ferm of the 
city. 

■ To Ralph de Sandwyco, the king's steward. Whereas Thomas, bishop 

of Hereford, who is of the king's council, frequently comes to the king and 

his treaties, and has not any lodging (receptaculum) wherein he can 
conveniently stay (declinare) in coming to the king from his parts or in 
returning, for which reason he has requested the king to commit to him, 
until the heirs of Henry de Erleg, tenant in chief, come of age. the manor 
of Erleg near Rading', which belonged to the said Henry, and which is in 

the king's wardship by reason of Henry's lands and heirs, so that 

[Incomplete] . 

Vacated, because on the Fine Roll. 

Feb. 5. To the keeper of the forest of Cypenham. Order to cause Richard Payn 

Marlborough, of Cyppenham to have six oaks in that forest, of the king's gift. 

To Luke de Luk', the king's merchant. Order to cause Geoffrey de 
Picheford, constable of Windes[or] castle, to have 100/. for the completion 
of the works of the king's parks of Windes[or] and Kenigton, which sum 
the king will cause to be rendered or allowed to them. 

Vacated, because Luke lost the writ and did nothing herein, as he 
acknowledged before the chancellor, 

Feb. 5. To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to deliver to Beatrice, late the wife 

Marlborough, of R[ichard], sometime king of Almain, the manor of Langeberg, to be 
held in the form specified below, and also the issues of the manor from 
Tuesday after St. Katherine last until the date of this writ, saving to 
Edmund, earl of Cornwall, easements of the barns in the manor until the 
octaves of Midsummer next, as the manor was lately extended by the 
sheriff at 32/. 4s. 9c?. and at 10s. from the view of frankpledge of the manor, 
and a dispute arose between the said Edmund and Beatrice concerning the 
extent, which Edmund challenged, and an agreement has now been made 
between them in the king's court before him that the manor with the said 
10s. shall remain to Beatrice as of the value of 56 marks lie/, of land and 
rent, in completion of a sum of 500 marks of land and rent. 

Feb. 7. To the sheriff of Sussex, escheator in that county. Order to deliver to 

Marlborough. Roger de Hemenhal the bailiwick of the forest of Harundel, as the king 
has granted to him, in consideration of his long service to the late king and 
for the arrears of his wages for the time when he was in that service, the 
said bailiwick, which Robert de Aissinton, lately deceased, held, to have 
with all appurtenances in the same manner as Robert held it, during the 
king's pleasure and during good behaviour. The sheriff is ordered to 
inquire concerning the things that pertain to the bailiwick and what they 
are worth yearly in all issues, and to certify the king thereof. 



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Feb. 6. To the keeper of the forest of Clarendon. Order to cause Hildebrand 

Marlborough, de Lond[onia], sheriff of Wilts, to have two oaks in that forest for his fuel, 
of the king's gift. 

Feb. 4. To the barons of the exchequer, Notification that the king has granted 

Marlborough, to William Giffard, keeper of the hundred of Berdestapel, respite until 

Whit Sunday next for the 12^ marks that he owes to the king for the 

ferm of the said hundred for Michaelmas last, and order to permit him to 

have this respite in the meantime. 

Matthew de Marleberg, imprisoned at Cambridge for the death of 
William de Eobecoc, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Cambridge to bail him. 

To the sheriff of Sussex, escheator in that county. Order to cause Hugh 
Poynz to have seisin of the custody of the manor of Audeham, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that Thomas de Audeham, by 
reason of whose death the sheriff took into the king's hands all the lands 
whereof he was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, held nothing of 
the king in chief at his death, but that he held the aforesaid manor in chief 
of Hugh by knight service. 

Alexander son of William Poyne of Rotinton and Robert Spileman, 

imprisoned at Nothing [eh am] for the death of Robert de Hotot, wherewith 

they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Nottingham to bail them. 

To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to deliver Richard de Typpelig, 
imprisoned at Winchester for the death of Richard G-entyl, to twelve men 
of that county, who shall mainpern to have him before the justices at the 
first assize when they come to those parts to stand to right if any one wish 
to speak against him for the said death, as the king learns by inquisition 
taken by the sheriff that Richard de Typpelig was in the house of the said 
Richard Grentyl in Typpelig when certain malefactors came to that house, 
and that out of fear of the deed aforesaid he eloigned himself from those 
parts as a simple and ignorant being, and that certain of his rivals caused 
outlawry to be promulgated in that county [court] against him in his 
absence by reason of the death aforesaid, and that he was then a boy of 
twelve years of age, and that he is in no wise guilty of the said death. 

Feb. 10. To John Russel, bailiff of Clarendon. Order to cause Hildebrand de 
Kempsford. London[ia], sheriff of Wilts, to have in the forest of Melchet four oaks fit 
for timber, in order to rebuild therewith the king's mill under the castle of 
Old Sarum, lately thrown down by force of the river. 

Feb. 10. To the sheriff of Leicester, escheator in the same county. Whereas the 
Kempsford. king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that Peter le Bastard, 
deceased, held of Stephen de Nevill a messuage and a bovate of land in the 
town of Wymondewold, by reason whereof the custody of the land ought to 
pertain to Stephen, and that Peter held of Peter de Nevill, deceased, two 
messuages and a virgate of land in the same town, who held the said land 
of Stephen de Jorz, tenant in chief, whose heir is a minor and is the king's 
wardship, the king orders the sheriff to cause Stephen [de Nevill] to have 
seisin of the messuage and bovate that Peter le Bastard held of him, 
retaining in the king's hands until otherwise ordered the two messuages and 
virgate of land that Peter Bastard held of the said Stephen de Jorz, which 
are of the holding of Stephen's heir, and his marriage. 

To the bailiff of Wodestok. Order to cause Henry de Wodestok to 
have six oaks for timber in Wodestok park, of the king's gift. 



Feb. 11. 

Kempsford. 

(Kynemeres- 

ford.) 



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Feb. 12. 
Queoington. 



Feb. 5. 
Marlborough, 



Feb. 14. 
QueDington. 



Feb. 13. 

Quenington. 



Membrane 15 — cont. 

To Giles de Audenard, constable of the Tower of London. Order to 
cause John de Bykenor[e] to have a tun of wine of the king's gift from the 
king's wines of the right prise in Giles's custody. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the 
bailiff and men of Portesmuth to be acquitted of the ferm of their town 
for five years from Michaelmas, 50 Henry III., of the king's especial 
grace, as the late king by his letters patent, which the king has inspected, 
granted to them the ferm for the said five years for the damages and losses 
sustained by them for him during the disturbance in the realm. 

To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause Bartholomew Godard, Eobert 
Paulin', John Kuterich, Simon Wyberd, and "Valentine de Bere, taxors of 
the fifteenth in the Cinque Ports, to have 20 marks in aid of their expenses 
about the taxation. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the executors of the 
will of Geoffrey Folyot the wool, cheese, autumn- works, and other things 
pertaining to the convent of Glastonbury that the prior and convent ought 
and were wont to receive in the time of the abbots of Glastonbury and for 
the time of the voidance of the abbey, which Geoffrey, when he Avas keeper 
of the abbey on the last voidance, permitted them to have by the king's 
order ; provided that this allowance ought to be made to them of right 
and was wont to be made to them in the time of the abbots and in times of 
voidance. 

To the same. Order to allow to the executors aforesaid the bread and 
ale that the prior and convent of the abbey of Glastonbury ought to have 
and were wont to have for their maintenance and 205. weekly for their 
kitchen that they ought and were wont to have both in the time of the 
abbots and in the time of voidance of the abbey, which the said Geoffrey, 
when he was keeper of the abbey during the last voidance, permitted 
them to have by the king's order; provided that this allowance ought 
to be made of right and was wont to be made in the time of the abbots 
and in times of voidance. 

To the same. Order to allow to the said executors the reasonable 
expenses that the aforesaid Geoffrey incurred when he was keeper of the 
abbey during the last voidance. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester, escheator in the same county. Order to 
assign to Albrica, wife of William de Caumpeden, damsel of Queen Eleanor, 
the king's consort, 10/. of land yearly from the lands that belonged to 
Ealph Musard, tenant in chief, or from other lands in that bailiwick in the 
king's hands in name of wardship, as the king has granted to her 10/. 
of land yearly. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Whereas Thomas de Clare has 
acknowledged before the king that he has received 8 marks 18s. 8d. from 
Gilbert de Elleffeld's manors of Drayton and Esthildesl[eye] for Michaelmas 
term, 49 Henry III. when the manors were in the said king's hands by 
reason of the trespasses charged upon Gilbert at the time of the war in the 
realm, which sum the barons exact from Eobert de Whitefeld by summons 
of the exchequer ; the king orders them to discharge Eobert of the said 
sum and to charge the said Thomas with it at the exchequer. 

To the sheriff of Somerset, escheator in the same county. Notificatian 
that the king has assigned to Clemencia, late the. wife of John de Maunde- 
vill, tenant in chief, the manor Est Cokre, which belonged to John, in 
dower, on condition that if it exceed a third of the lands of John of which 
she ought to have dower, the surplus of the said manor shall remain for the 
king's use, and order to cau^e her to have seisin of the manor. 



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On 14 February the bishop of Bath and Wells went from court. 

Feb. 13. John son of Henry, Geoffrey le Taillur, and Richard Spakeman, 

Quenington. imprisoned at Dorkeeestre for the death of Hugh Selyman, wherewith they 
are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Oxford to bail them. 

Walter Cucmey, imprisoned at Wallingford for the death of Hugh 
Selyman, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Berks to 
bail him. 

Geoffrey le Champeneys, imprisoned at Leicester for the death of Simon 
Scot and Hugh Aleyn, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Leicester to bail him. 

John Simond of Kyngeston, imprisoned at Warwick for the death of 
Odordus de Kibbortb, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Warwick to bail him. 



Feb. 16. 
Bar ford. 



Feb. 14. 
Quenington. 



To John Russel, bailiff of Clarendon. Order to cause Queen Eleanor, 
the king's consort, to have in the wood of Meichet, which is within the 
forest of Clarendon, timber for 200 rafters (cheverones) where it may be 
done to the least damage of the wood and with the greatest convenience to 
the queen. 

To the sheriff of Devon. Whereas Aaron de Carlyon, Benedict (Beneyt) 
de Wylton[a], Urcellus, Copinus son of Lumbard, Leo son of Lumbard, 
Isaac Ericun, James de Fenys, Deulacres le Prestre, Solomon son of 
Solomon, Blakeman son of Jacob Copyn, Aaron de Dorcestr[ia], and 
Joryn son of Isaac, the king's Jews of Exeter, charged with clipping 
(tonsui % a) of the king's money, have made fine with the king to have respite 
of imprisonment for this reason until the quinzaine of Easter next, the king 
orders the sheriff to deliver each of them in the meantime to two lawful 
men or two lawful Jews, who shall mainpern to have them at the said 
quinzaine before the king's justices appointed for the custody of the Jews 
to stand to right in that matter, or that they will then render themselves 
to prison, and to permit them to have peace as to their goods and chattels 
without [their] making any alienation thereof. 

Feb. 19, Richard de Heenle, William le Dubbere, and Matilda de Wodestok, 

Great Compton. imprisoned at Rading' for the death of a woman unknown, wherewith they 
are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Berks to bail them. 

Feb. 19. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Whereas Master 

Compton. Elias son of Master Moses, the king's Jew of London, has remitted and 
pardoned in the presence of Queen Eleanor, the king's mother, to the abbot 
and convent of Stratford all debts, pains, and usuries in which they are 
bound to him by any charters, stars, or other instruments for the lands that 
belonged to William Bukwynte in Gynge Munteny and for their own 
loans, up to 25 marks, to be paid to the Jew by the said queen at the quin- 
zaine of Easter next ; the king orders the justices to go to the chests of the 
king's chirographers of London as soon as they shall be opened, and to take 
out the charters, stars, and ail other instruments made between the abbot 
and convent and the Jew concerning the said debts, and to cause them to 
be delivered to the abbot, and to cause the abbot and convent to be 
acquitted of the debts in form aforesaid, and to cause this to be so done 
and enrolled. 

Feb. 21. To Master R. de Seyton, John de Cobeham, and their fellows, justices in 

Compton. eyre at the Tower of London. It is shown to the king on behalf of the 

community of his Jews of London that whereas they were charged in the 



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late king's time with the death of a Christian boy slain at Duuegate within 
the city of London and with certain other trespasses, and were attached to 
answer concerning the same before the said king, and after inquisition had 
been made concerning the matter, and other circumstances (circumstanciis) 
concerning the truth of the matter had been duly terminated, they left quit 
as innocent, the aforesaid justices nevertheless unjustly cause the said 
Jews to be distrained to answer before them again for the premises at the 
prosecution of certain of their enemies : the king therefore orders the 
justices not to molest or aggrieve the said Jews for this reason if they 
ascertain that it is as stated, and to supersede at present anything that 
there may be herein that was not wont or ought not of due custom to be 
determined before other justices previously in eyre there, and to certify 
the king thereof in his parliament in three weeks from Easter, and not to 
intermeddle with aught thai ought to be pleaded (deduct) and determined 
before the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews otherwise than 
was wont to be done in other eyres there. 

Jan. 18. To the same. Order not to permit the king's Jews of London to be 

Winchester, impleaded before them in the eyre concerning the things that pertain to 
the king's Jewry, as they ought not to plead or be impleded concerning 
these things except before the justices appointed for the custody of 
the Jews, provided that they shall answer in the eyre for other things 
concerning them as was wont to be done in other eyres there. 

Feb. 23. To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county 

Banbury. to be elected in place of Robert de Suipeston, deceased. 

Feb. 24. Thoma3 Spyr and Agnes, daughter of Margery de Lek, imprisoned at 

Banbury. Bruges for the death of Richard son of Ralph de Caldon, wherewith they 
are charged, have letters to the sheriff of Stafford to bail. them. 

Feb. 28. To Master Roger de Seyton and his fellows, justices in eyre at the 

Eothwell. Tower of London. Order, at the instance of Queen Eleanor, the king's 
(JRowell.) mother, who has frequently and strongly requested him in this matter, to 
cause Robert de Monte Pessulano, citizen of London, imprisoned at 
Neugate for many trespasses wherewith he is charged, to be delivered from 
prison upon mainprise, provided that the justices be sure (securi) that he 
will stand to right before them in the eyre before their return from the 
Tower to all wishing to complain against him. If he have been taken at 
the king's suit and not at the suit of another, and if he find the justices 
mainpernors to have him before the king in his parliament at the quinzaine 
of Easter next to stand to right as the king shall cause to be ordained by 
counsel of the said justices and of other his subjects, they are ordered to 
deliver him in bail to the mainpernors in the meantime with his goods and 
chattels. 



Membrane 14. 

Feb. 29. To the sheriff of Northampton, escheator in the same county. Order to 

Liddington. cause to be delivered to John Giffard, the younger (le jovene), Robert 
Barre, Ralph de Arderne, William de Hamton, John de Cumpton, William 
de Braddene, Peter de Middelton, Thomas Spechel, Nicholas de Herlawe, 
Walter de Bradden, William Owein, Richard de Musecote, and Robert le 
Baud the lands of Elias de Tyngewyk, imprisoned at Devizes for certain 
trespasses that he is said to have committed at Neuport Panyel (sic), as 
they have mainperned in the king's presence to have Elias on Sunday in 
Mid Lent and on the Monday following at Neuport Paynel to stand to 
right before the justices whom the king will send to enquire concerning 



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the said trespasses, and to have Elias to be delivered to the justices there 
to await the king's justice or grace, so that their bodies shall be delivered 
to the king's prison unless they have Elias there, and the king has delivered 
Elias and his lands and chattels to the said men in bail. 

To Walter Lillebon, constable of Devizes castle. Order to cause the 
body of the said Elias to be delivered to four of the aforesaid mainpernors, 
to wit Robert Barri, Ralph de Arderne, William de Braddon, and Walter 
de Bradden, before the justices aforesaid, provided that the bodies of the 
grooms who were taken with Elias shall be kept safely until otherwise 
ordered. 

March 1. To the sheriff of Wilts, escheator in the same county. Order to cause 
Liddington. dower to be assigned to Alice, late the wife of Roger Oliver of Shaleweclive, 
tenant in chief of John de Maundevill, deceased, tenant in chief of the 
king, upon her finding security not to marry without the king's licence. 

William Steilard, Andrew Jornet, Nicholas Davy, William Northest, 
John Stace, Philip Matyp, and Robert son of Agnes, imprisoned at Great 
Yarmouth for the death of William Snappe, wherewith they are charged, 
have letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to bail them. 

March 1. To the sheriff of Oxford. Whereas the king lately caused the abbey of 
Liddington. Osney (Osneya), which is of his patronage, to be taken into his hands with 
all its temporalities by reason of a certain contempt committed upon him 
there, and he wills that the lands pertaining to it shall be tilled and sown, 
he orders the sheriff to place two approved and discreet men there in the 
king's name, by whose counsel and view the lands may be tilled and sown, 
which men shall cause the goods and chattels of the abbey to be kept safely 
without diminution or dilapidation, and they shall answer faithfully to the 
king for the issues and revenues of the lands of the abbey if the king wish 
to have them, saving to the abbot and convent reasonable maintenance, 
provided that the alms that were wont to be made there shall not cease 
(decidant) or be diminished hereby. 

To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to deliver Alice, wife of Thomas de 
Eurno of Idemeston, imprisoned at Salisbury for the death of Thomas her 
son, wherewith she is charged, in bail to twelve men of that county who 
shall mainpern to have her before the king's justices at the first assize when 
they come to those parts to stand to right if any one wish to speak against 
her in this behalf, as it is testified before the king by Hereward de Marisco 
and William Spileman, justices lately appointed to deliver Salisbury gaol, 
and by other trustworthy men that Alice slew her son whilst she was mad 
(dum ipsa frenetica passione laborabat) and not by malice or felony afore- 
thought. 

March 3. To Master Roger de Seyton and his fellows, justices in eyre at the Tower 
Liddington. of London. The king has heard and understood the tenor of their letters 
to him concerning the deed touching the community of the Jews of London 
by reason of the death of a Christian boy, who was crucified by them, and 
who was irreverently and miserably slain, in offence of the name of Jesus 
Christ and against the peace of the realm, and who was thrown on shore 
at Douegate by inundation of the water of Thames, into which the Jews 
had secretly thrown him, and who was there found, and the king has taken 
advice and diligently laboured as to what may be done most wholesomely 
and securely in this behalf; the king, both because he wishes to have 
special conference (tractatum) with the aforesaid justices and with the 
justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and also with his councillors 
concerning so detestable a deed and as to how it ought to be punished in 
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1276. Membrane 14— cont. 

accordance with justice, and he wishes to be certified by the said justices 
in eyre by word of mouth concerning these things, and because he proposes 
to ordain shortly concerning some other things touching the said Jews and 
his Jewry, orders the said justices to adjourn the Jews before him in his 
parliament at London in a month from Easter, there to do and receive what 
the king shall cause to be provided by his council in the premises, and to 
permit the Jews to have peace in the meantime concerning these and other 
matters touching them by reason of the Jewry. 

March 4. To John son of Nigel, bailiff of Wodestok. Order to cause John Giffard 
Overton. of Tuyford to have three oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift, in the 
wood-falls (trencheets) made in the park of Wodestok. 

By Sir Anthony de Bek. 

March 4. To the sheriff of Bedford, escheator in the same county. Order to 
Overton. commit to John de Mohun, one of the heirs of the manor of Luton, which 
the sheriff lately took into the king's hands because the other heirs gave the 
king to understand that the manor was not equally divided between them, 
in the king's name the said John's purparty of the manor until the quinzaine 
of Easter next, so that he may in the meantime cause the lands of the 
purparty to be tilled and sown and may then answer to the king for the 
rent and issues thereof if the king wish to have them. 

Brother William de Roufford, imprisoned at Nothing [eham] for the 
death of Brother Robert de Roufford, wherewith he is charged, has letters 
to the sheriff of Nottingham to bail him. 

Robert de Boutlirs of Westbur[y], imprisoned at Shrewsbury for the 
death of John le Fevre of Alberbur[y], wherewith he is charged, has 
letters to the sheriff of Salop to bail him. 

To Guncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Whereas the king 
understands that good, choice (electa), and clear wines for sale have now 
arrived at Chester, he orders the justice to take from them, if they are 
good, choice and clear, 40 tuns of wine for the king's use, and to cause 
them to be kept safely in the king's cellars there until otherwise ordered. 

Reginald de Yelvertoft, Elias his brother, Emma de Yelvertoft, and 
Joan and Alice, his daughters, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of 
William Gomund, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff 
of Northampton to bail them. 

March 12. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause the constable of 
Temple Bruer. Noting [eham] castle to have 201. for the repair of the king's weirs there, 
so that they may be repaired by the view of the viewer of the king's works 
there lest further damage be incurred for lack of repair. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Notification that the king has given 
respite at his will to Gilbert de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, for 
50/ exacted from him by summons of the exchequer for the rents received 
from the lands seized in that county by the earl and his men after the 
battle of Evesham from certain men who were then opposing the king, and 
of which the earl rendered seisin to the king in the parliament of Winchester 
after the battle aforesaid, and order to release to the earl the distraint made 
for this reason. 

March 13. John Ode of Hengham and Alice his wife, John son of John Ode, Ralph 

Temple Bruer. Hervy of Hengham, Edmund le Teynturer of Hengham, and Ralph de 

Rushull of Dcpham, imprisoned at Norwich for the death of Roger son of 

Walter de Wylghemere, whereof they are appealed, have letters to the 

sheriff of Norfolk to bail them. 



March 8. 
Temple Bruer. 
(Xa Bruere.) 



March 10. 

Temple Bruer. 

(JBruera de 

Templo.') 



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1276. Membrane 14 — cont. 

March 13. To the sheriff of Nottingham. Isaac son of Bonevye de Wynton[ia], a 
Temple Bruer. Jew of Noting[eham], has shown the king that whereas the king lately 
ordered his justices appointed for the custody of the Jews to cause 5 marks, 
in which Isaac is indebted to the king for the tallage last assessed upon him, 
to be levied for the king's use from the clearer debts of Isaac in the chest 
of the chirographers of the Jews of Noting[eham], and to cause Isaac to 
be acquitted thereof, and to cause him to have peace as to his body in this 
behalf, the justices have not yet levied the said sum because the king 
afterwards caused the said chest to be closed and sealed, by reason whereof 
the sheriff exacts the five marks from Isaac and distrains him for the same : 
as the king does not wish that the Jew shall be aggrieved in this behalf 
contrary to his order aforesaid, he orders the sheriff to respite the distraint 
until five weeks from Easter day, so that the justices may then cause the 
five marks to be levied from the said debts according to the said order, 
and to permit Isaac and his household to be in peace in the meantime. 

March 15. To the sheriff of Stafford, escheator in the same county. "Whereas the 
Lincoln. king lately ordered him to take into the king's hands the lands that belonged 
to William le Rous, tenant in chief of the late king, for certain causes, and 
to warn William de Morteyn, Emecina de Morteyn, and Margery la Rouse, 
who held the said lands, to be before the king in fifteen days from Easter day 
to answer to what the king will object (abicere) against them in this behalf, 
the king, willing that the lands shall be tilled and sown, orders the sheriff 
to place a faithful and discreet man there who shall hold the king's seisin 
thereof, and to permit William and Emecina to manure (manuoperari), till 
and sow until the term aforesaid, so that the king may then cause to be 
done what he shall deem ought to be done of right. 

By K. in the presence of Robert de Tybetot. 

Adam de Haytelegh, William de Lumby and Matilda his wife, and Henry 
son of Beatrice de Wodesetes, imprisoned at York for the death of William 
Cobbe, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of York to 
bail them. 

March 15. To the sheriff of Nottingham. It is shown to the king on behalf of 
Lincoln. Petevin son of Isaac and Abraham son of Jacob, Jews of Nothing [eham], 
that whereas they have satisfied the king fully for the tallage last assessed 
upon them, the sheriff has imprisoned them and their wives and household 
for the said tallage by order of the justices appointed for the custody of the 
Jews, and has taken all their goods into the king's hands; the king, willing 
that wrong shall not be done to the Jews in this behalf, orders the sheriff to 
cause them to be delivered from prison and to permit them to have peace 
concerning their bodies, upon their finding him security to render their 
tallage to the king in the quinzaine of Easter next unless they can show 
before the said justices that they ought to be acquitted thereof. 

March 19. John de London[ia], imprisoned at Sutton for the death of Isabella 
Kirton. Frost, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail 
(Kt/rketon.) n i m# 

To the bailiffs of Southampton. Order to cause Elias de Rabayn, 
constable of Corff Castle, to have two tuns of the king's wines, to do 
therewith as the king has enjoined him. By A. Bek. 

* — Simon de Palling, imprisoned at Yarmouth for the death of William 

— — Staggard, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Norfolk to 
bail him. 

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March 22. 

Barton-on- 

Humber. 



March 24. 
Barton. 



March 26. 
Thornton. 



Membrane 14— cont. 

Hugh Rachel, imprisoned at Bedford for the death of Rohert Attefelde, 
whereof he is appealed, has letters to the sheriff of Bedford to bail him. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Whereas Robert de Boy ton was charged 
with a trespass and contempt committed by him in beating and arresting 
the king's bailiff at Craneford, for which the king afterwards ordered him 
to be arrested by the sheriff, and Robert then came to the king and found 
mainpernors that he would render himself to prison at Northampton on 
Sunday in Mid-Lent last, in order that he might go freely in the meantime 
through the country to spy out and pursue those who committed the said 
trespass, and the sheriff has now written to the king that Robert rendered 
himself to prison on the said day : the king, wishing to be more fully 
certified whether Robert is guilty or not of the said trespass and contempt, 
orders the sheriff to take with him Nicholas de Kugeho and other knights 
whom he knows to be fit for this purpose, and to enquire by the oath of 
men of the neighbouring parts of Cranef ord and of others of his bailiwick 
whether or not Robert committed or caused to be committed the said 
trespass, or gave authority or consent to it, and if he find by the inquisition 
that Robert is wholly guiltless thereof, to cause him to be delivered from 
prison and to cause any of his goods and chattels taken for this reason to be 
replevied to him until otherwise ordered. 

Richard le Taillur of Heyford, imprisoned at Lanceveton for the death 
of Margery, daughter of William del Ewe, wherewith he is charged, has 
letters to the sheriff of Cornwall to bail him. 

Ermendruda, late the wife of Henry de Sancto Mauro, imprisoned at 
Warwick for the death of John de Stanle, wherewith she is charged, has 
letters to the sheriff of Warwick to bail her. 

To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county 
to be elected in place of William de Sancto Germano, lately elected, who is 
incapacitated by weakness of body, as the king understands. 

To Thomas de Normanvill, the king's steward [of Holdernesse] . Robert 
de Hildyerd and Joan his wife have shown the king that whereas Robert de 
Scuris granted the manor of Riston in Holdernesse, which is held of the 
manor of Brustwik (which belonged to Edmund the king's brother and to 
Avelina, his deceased wife, and which is in the king's hands by reason of her 
death), the services of which manor of Riston are assigned in dower to 
Isabella, countess of Albemarle, to the said Robert and Joan by his charter, 
to be held of the chief lords of the fee, doing therefor all customs and services 
that Robert de Scuris ought to have done and that he and his ancestors were 
wont to do, the steward has hitherto deferred receiving from Robert and 
Joan the suit due to the king's wapentake of Holdernes[se] for the manor, 
although they are and always were prepared to make suit, and the 
steward distrains Robert de Scuris to make the said suit there as if the 
manor were still in his hands : as the king wishes to be more fully certified 
concerning this, he orders the steward, if it be so 5 to receive the suit from 
Robert de Hildyerd, and to permit him and bis wife to hold the manor 
until otherwise ordered, saving the right of the king and of others. 



March 30. 
Sixhills. 
(Stale.) 



Membrane 13. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to respite until a month from Easter the 
demand upon Agnes de Vescy for 171 marks 6s. S^d. that are in arrears to 
the king of the portion falling to her of the 600 marks yearly that Eleanor, 
sometime countess of Leicester, was wont to receive from the exchequer 
for Agnes and the other heirs of Walter, sometime earl Marshal, for 



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April 7. 
Lincoln. 



Membrane 13 — conU 

Eleanor's dower of the lands that belonged to Walter in Ireland, so that the 
king may then cause to be done what he shall cause to be provided by his 
council. 

To Thomas de Normanvill. Order to permit Robert de Ros to chace 
and take the fox in all his lands in Holdernes[se] until Whitsuntide next, 
as the king has granted to him that he may chace the fox in all his lands 
aforesaid with his own dogs until the said feast, on condition that he take 
none of the king's great beasts (feris) or other beasts of the king and do 
not course in the warrens of others in the meantime by reason of the grant 
aforesaid. 

To the sheriff of Lincoln and the coroners of the same county. Order 
to cause the abbot of Thormton (sic) to have of the king's gift the two tuns 
of wine that were lately taken into the king's hands at Immingham as the 
king's wreck [of the sea]. 

To the sheriff of York. Order to cause the foot of the bridge of the 
gate of York castle to be repaired where necessary without delay. 

John Wolriche, Alice la Prestresse, Nicholas Wisman, and Robert 
Wisman of Hertwell, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of Thomas 
son of Warner, wherewith they are charged, have letters to the sheriff of 
Northampton to bail them. 

To Geoffrey de Nevill, justice of the Forest beyond Trent. Order to 
cause the dean and chapter of St. Mary's, Lincoln, to have fifty oaks in 
Shire wod forest, whereof six shall be gnarled (transversal), for their new 
works, of the king's gift, as the king has enjoined upon Geoffrey by word of 
mouth. 



March 14. To the same. Order to take fifteen does in Shirewod forest and 
Temple Bruer. twelve bucks in G-altres forest for the king's use, so that he shall have 
them at Easter next s which is to be celebrated at Lincoln. 

April 6. To Bartholomew le Jeovene, constable of Bristol castle. Whereas the 
Lincoln. king learns that the knights and other prisoners in that castle, murmuring 
against the constable, demand clamorously space to walk more freely and 
more ample delicacies (delicias) in food and drink, the king, reflecting that 
if looser reins were granted to them in this behalf, peril might arise to him 
or to others thereby, therefore orders the constable to administer to them 
reasonable maintenance without such excess of victuals and charge of 
expenses, and to cause the said knights and others imprisoned in the castle 
to be kept more strictly and narrowly, lest by any chance peril arise to 
the king or others from their insolence or scandal arise to the constable. 

To the treasurer and barons cf the exchequer, It is shown to the king 
on behalf of Henry de A.udedelegh, son and heir of James de Audidelegh, 
sometime justiciary of Ireland, that whereas the treasurer and barons cause 
him to be distrained to render account in the exchequer in fifteen days 
from Easter for all the time during which his father was justiciary and for 
certain debts in which his father was indebted to the king for certain 
citizens of Cork and for two reliefs that they exact from him for the king's 
use, and he is now suffering from a serious illness, as the king learns, so 
that he cannot come before them at the said day to answer in the exchequer 
for the premises, and moreover his father's rolls of the account aforesaid are 
still in possession of those who were his father's clerks and bailiffs ; the 
king orders them to respite until the morrow of Midsummer next the 
account aforesaid and the other demands that they exa$t from Henry for 



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1276. Membrane 13— cont. 

the king's use and for the use of the citizens aforesaid, so that the account 
may then be rendered without further delay, and let him then come fully 
instructed, after having before them the rolls and other aids touching the 
said matter, by himself or his attorney, to do in this behalf what he ought of 
right to do. 

To the constable of St. Briavels castle. Order to cause Thomas de 
Panes, the king's merchant, to have a piece of wood (lignum) suitable for 
making a mast for his ship, the king having given to him such wood in the 
forest of Dene, quit of chiminage and hindrance of foresters and bailiffs. 

_ Peter le Porter, imprisoned at Shrewsbury for the death of Eobert son 

— — — of Hugh de Besseford, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of 
Salop to bail him. 

April 11. To the sheriff of Lincoln. Matilda, late the wife of Robert de Welleden 
Peterborough, of Stanford, has shown the king that whereas Robert bound himself with 
others of that bailiwick for the king to Guncelin de Gaunt, merchant, for 
a certain sum of money that the king owed to Guncelin, and Robert after- 
wards satisfied Guncelin for 12£ marks for his share of the obligation (que 
ipsum inde contingebant), as the king sees evidently by the letters patent 
and tallies that Matilda has produced before him, the sheriff of Lincoln 
distrains Matilda, at the prosecution of Guncelin's son and heir, to pay the 
said \2\ marks again : the king therefore orders the sheriff to supersede 
entirely distraining Matilda for this reason, and to permit her to be quit 
thereof, in accordance with the tenor of the letters of the said merchant, 
which she will show to the sheriff, concerning the payment of the said 
sum, bo that she shall not have through the sheriff's default just reason 
(mater iam) to complain. 

April 13. To Thomas de Norman vill, the king's steward. Order to deliver to 

Barnwell. Robert de Tybotot the king's shepherdry (bercarlam) of Wetherwike in the 

Peak, which belonged to Robert de Ferariis, sometime earl of Derby, if 

the king have no sheep there and if it may be done without damage to the 

king, as the king has granted it to the said Robert. 

April 17. To Robert de Sandwyco, the king's steward. Order to cause Master 
Langley. Bertram, the king's engineer, to have six oaks in the park of Odyham or 

in the foreign wood there, to make therewith the king's engines, as Bertram 

shall cause him to know on the king's behalf. 

On this day R. bishop of Bath and Wells, the chancellor, returned to 
court. 

April 17. To the sheriff of Sussex, escheator in the same county. Order to cause 
Langley. Isabella* late the wife of Thomas de Audeham, to have her seisin again of 
the lands that Thomas held of her inheritance, together with everything 
received therefrom by the sheriff since he took them into the king's hands 
by reason of Thomas's death, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the sheriff that Thomas at his death held certain lands of the inheritance 
that his wife held of the king in chief, and that Thomas held nothing of 
the king in chief of his own inheritance or purchase. 

The like to the sheriffs of Northampton and Somerset, escheators in the 
same counties. 

To the sheriff of Sussex, escheator in the same county. Order to cause 
the aforesaid Isabella to have again her seisin of certain lands in Execes, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by the escheator that the aforesaid 
Thomas and she were jointly enfeoffed of the said lands, which they held 
at Thomas's death and which the sheriff has taken into the king'f hands 
§olelv by reason of Thomas's death, 



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April 17. To the same. Order to commit to the aforesaid Isabella in name of 
Langley. wardship the custody of certain lands in Torryng' and Flechyng', according 
to custom, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the 
aforesaid Thomas at his death held them in socage, and that he held nothing 
of the king in chief by reason whereof the custody of his lands or heirs may 
or ought to pertain to the king. 

To the sheriff of Kent, escheator in the same county. Like order con- 
cerning certain lands in Wodlond, Kemesing, and Audeham. 

To the sheriff of Gloucester, escheator in the same county. Order to 
cause the aforesaid Isabella to have again her seisin of certain lands in his 
bailiwick, together with everything received therefrom by him since he took 
them into the king's hands by reason of the said Thomas's death, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that Thomas and Isabella 
held on the day of Thomas's death the said lands as Isabella's dower of the 
inheritance of Ralph de la Haye, formerly her husband, and that Thomas 
at his death held nothing of the king in chief, and that the lands were 
taken into the king's hands solely by reason of Thomas's death. 

The like to the sheriff of Sussex, escheator in the same county. 

April 23. To the sheriff of Oxford. William Morun, knight, has shown the king 
Kempton. that whereas he lately sent John de Sandwyco, his groom, to Newmarket 

(Renynton.) (Novum Mercatum) to bring a hauberk (lorica) and other armour that 
William had left there for safe-keeping to his master at Kingeston, and the 
groom took the armour and carried it secretly and in thievish manner to 
Oxford, whereupon the mayor and bailiffs of that town, having suspicion 
thereof, arrested him with the armour, and he was afterwards hanged as a thief 
when the truth concerning the theft was known, the mayor and bailiffs 
detain the armour thus found with the said thief: the king therefore orders 
the sheriff, if he ascertain that it is so, to cause the armour to be restored 
to William in such manner as he can prove it to be his, of the king's gift. 

April 23. To the barons of the exchequer. Order to respite until the quinzaine of 
Kempton. Michaelmas next the demand upon Elias de Rabayn, who is intending the 

king's affairs by order, for 28/. by reason of the scutage of Wales, as he 

claims to have quittance thereof. 

April 23. To Roger de Clifford, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Whereas 
Kempton. the king lately ordered the keeper of the forest of Pember[e] to cause the 
friars of Mount Carmel, London, to have twelve oaks with their strippings 
(escaetis) for timber, and they have not had the oaks, as the king learns : 
the king therefore orders Roger to cause them to have the said oaks 
without delay, in accordance with the king's order to the keeper of the said 
forest. 

April 25. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to audit the 
Kempton. account of Adam de Chetewynd for the time when he had the bailiwick of 
Ellesmere by commission of Robert Burnel, now bishop of Bath and Wells, 
and of others then supplying the king's place in England when the king 
was in parts beyond sea, and to cause to be done for Adam what ought to 
be done of right. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas it appears to 
the king by inspection of the rolls of the late king's chancery that the said 
king, on 19 July, in the 30th year of his reign, gave to Matilda, late the 
wife of Anselm the Marshall, the tallage that he caused to be assessed on 
the manor of Aure, which was formerly the said king's demesne, and which 



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1276, 



April 27. 
Kennington. 



April 30. 
Westminster. 



April 30. 
Westminster. 



Membrane IZ—^cont. 

was assigned to Matilda in tenancia until full dower should be assigned 
to her of Anselm's lands, and she received the tallage in full, the king orders 
them, if they ascertain that it is so, to cause the tenants of the manor to be 
acquitted of the said tallage. 

To the sheriff of York, escheator in the same county. Order to cause 
the brethren of St. Nicholas's hospital, York, to have again seisin of 1^ 
acres of meadow in the suburbs of York near the king's fishpond, as the 
king learns by inquisition taken by Guyschard de Charron and William de 
Norb[ury] that the said 1^ acres are not and were not of the ancient 
demesne of the crown, and were never arrented at the exchequer, which 
1^ acres were taken into the king's hands for this reason,* but that the 
empress Matilda, sometime queen of England, bought a carucate of land 
and the meadow aforesaid and gave them to the hospital and brethren on 
condition that the brethren should find for ever the following victuals for 
all lepers coming to the hospital on the eve of SS. Peter and Paul, to wit 
bread, ale, a mulvel (mulvellum) with butter and salmon when in season 
(undecunque eveniret), and cheese. 

To the sheriff of Hereford, escheator in the same county. Order to 
cause John de Lacu to have again his seisin of all Eoger Codagh's land in 
Kolveston, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the sheriff that Eoger 
enfeoffed John of the said land, and that John was in seisin thereof for a 
year and more from the time of the enfeoffment and livery of seisin until 
Eoger was taken for certain trespasses charged upon him and imprisoned 
at Brugg', in which prison he died, by reason whereof Eoger Bastard, 
under-sheriff of that county, took the said land into the king's hands by 
reason of Eoger's death, and that John had been enfeoffed of the land for a 
year and more before Eoger committed the trespasses in the manner charged 
against him, and that the land is held of the king in chief. 

Eobert Furneval and Eobert Brun, imprisoned at Leicester for the death 
of Eobert le Sergaunt of Stanford, wherewith they are charged, have letters 
to the sheriff of Leicester to bail them. 

Thomas Drobel, imprisoned at Canterbury for the death of John son of 
John le Clerc of Cherteham, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the 
sheriff of Kent to bail him. 

To the sheriff of Salop and Stafford. Order to cause Henry de Wodestok 
to have seisin of the houses that Simon de Wauton, sometime canon of 
Wlverenehampton, held, to hold as appurtenant to his prebend in the king's 
chapel of Wlverenehampton, as the king learns by inquisition taken by the 
sheriff that the said houses, which Simon held as appurtenant to his prebend 
in the said chapel, ought of right to pertain to the prebend that Henry now 
holds in the chapel. 

To Guncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Order to permit 
Edmund Fyton to have the custody of the lands that belonged to Eichard 
de Erreby [of] Northcliff, until Eichard's heirs come of age, as the king 
learns by inquisition taken by the justice that the custody of the said lands, 
which the justice has taken into the king's hands by reason of Eichard's 
death, ought to pertain of right to Edmund during the minority of Eichard's 
heirs, because Edmund's ancestors have been hitherto accustomed to have 
the custody of the lands in time of wardship after the death of Eichard's 
ancestors who held the lands. 



* The meaning intended to be conveyed is that the land was taken into th« Ring's hands un<|er tb§ 
supposition that it was of tl*e ancient demesne, 



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1276. 

April 1. 
Westminster. 



May 2. 

Westminster. 



Membrane 12. 

To the sheriff of York, escheator in the same county. Order to deliver 
to Katherine, late the wife of John Paynel, tenant in chief, the lands and 
tenements contained in a schedule enclosed with the presents, to be held 
on condition that if Maurice de Credonio, to whom the king has committed 
the custody of the land and heir of the said John, be contented with such 
delivery made to Katherine in name of dower of the said lands, then she 
shall hold them for her life in name of dower, and that if Maurice be not 
contented therewith, the king will cause Katherine to come before him to 
receive from Maurice her dower of John's lands, as ought to be done 
according to the law and custom of the realm. 

To Robert le Eyr, bailiff of [the manor of] Wodestok. Order to cause 
a fall (trencheam) to be made in the king's wood of Hensegrave by the 
view and ordinance of John son of Nigel, and to cause the trees in the 
fall to be sold, and to cause the houses, mills and ponds of the manor 
and the wall about the park to be repaired out of the money received thence 
and from the other fall that the king previously ordered to be made in the 
park. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the distraint upon 
Baldwin Wak for the relief due from him to the king for his lands by the 
death of Joan de Stuteville, his mother, of whom he is the heir, as the 
king has granted respite to him until Michaelmas next. 

To the sheriff of Cumberland, escheator in the same county. Order not 
to intermeddle further with the following lands, and to restore to Baldwin 
Wak anything received from the issues thereof since 1 May, in the fourth 
year of the king's reign, as the king took his homage on that day for the 
lands whereof Joan de Stotevill, his mother, was seised in her demesne as 
of fee at her death, and has rendered the said lands to him. 

May 2. To Guncelin de Badelesmere, justice of Chester. Order to deliver to 

Westminster. Peter de Ardern the manor of Gousewrdth, to be held in name of wardship 
until the heir of Richard de Orreby come of age, as the king learns by 
inquisition taken by the justice that the said Richard at his death held the 
manor of Peter for two parts of a knight's fee, doing therefor to Peter the 
service of one footman with haubergeon (haubergello) at Peter's castle of 
Aldeford in time of war, and that he held no lands of the king in chief by 
such service by reason that the custody of the manor ought to pertain to the 
king, and that the wardship pertains to Peter, and that the manor is worth 
14/. in all issues. 

To Richard de Coleshull, sheriff of Dorset, escheator in the same county. 
Whereas the king learns by inquisition taken by John de London[ia], the 
late escheator, that John de Turn, whose lands were taken into the king's 
hands at his death by Master Richard de Cliff [ord], then escheator, as if he 
held of the king in chief, held nothing of the king in chief, and that he 
held of William de Bingham five virgates of land in Motherwe and of 
Richard de Capella half a virgate of land and five perches of meadow in 
Sturcul, which are still in the king's hands, the king orders the sheriff to 
cause William and Richard to have seisin of the said land. 

May 3. To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews and to William de 

Westminster. Middelton. If they ascertain that Solomon son of Benedict, a Jew of 
Lincoln, has in the treasury of the king's Jewry debts and other goods and 
chattels that equal the total of the tallage assessed upon him, they are 
ordered to look to (capiatis) the said debts, and not to inflict damage or 
annoyance upon the Jew as to his body by reason of the outlawry promul- 
gated against him by reason of the tallage aforesaid, if they deem thi$ 
expedient for the king's use f 



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1276. 



May 4. 

Westminster. 



May 5. 
Westminster. 



May 6. 

Westminster. 



May 7. 
Westminster. 



Membrane 12 — cont. 
The like in favour of Mansellus de Roddesword, a Jew of Lincoln. 

To the sheriff of Dorset, escheator in the same county. Order to cause 
the abbot of Bynedon to have seisin of two virgates of land in Modberegh, 
as the king learns by inquisition taken by John de Lond[onia], late 
escheator this side Trent, that John de Turri, tenant in chief, lately 
deceased, held the said land of the abbot by the service of 4s. 5d. yearly. 

Robert le Messer, Robert le Keu, Nicholas le Tanur, John son of 
Durand, Geoffrey le Charpenter, Richard le Charpenter, William de 
Stretton, Peter le Rotur, William le Lunge, William le Marescal, Adam 
Crust, Walter le Fevre, William fiz le Provost, John son of Ralph, 
Nicholas le Messer of Ellerton, Ralph son of Beatrice, William de la 
Grene, and Robert his brother, imprisoned at York for the death of Hugh 
Gauk, whereof they are appealed, have letters to the sheriff of York to bail 
them. 

To the sheriff of Devon, escheator in the same county. Order to cause 
Joan, late the wife of Alexander de Oxeton, to have again her seisin of the 
manors of Modbyr[y] and Bride ford and of a third of the manor of 
Brigesham and of certain lands in Hirbirton, upon her taking oath not to 
marry without the king's licence, as the king learns by inquisition taken by 
the sheriff that Joan was jointly enfeoffed with Alexander of the premises 
by Roger de Valle Torta, to hold to them and their heirs of the king in 
chief whilst the ward (warda) of Vautort (de Valle Torta) should be in 
the king's hands, and that Joan was in seisin thereof according to the 
feoffment in her husband's lifetime and after his death, which manors, etc., 
the sheriff took into the king's hands by reason of John's death. 

To the sheriff of Essex. Notification that the king has granted to Robert 
de Br us respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas for all debts that the 
sheriff exacts from him by summons of the exchequer, and order to permit 
him to have such respite. 

To the barons of the exchequer. Whereas Robert Burnel, bishop of 
Bath and Wells, has acknowledged before the king that he received, when 
he held the king's place in England, from Bartholomew de Castello 
100 marks for the expedition of certain of the king's affairs, by which 
100 marks Hugh de Sancta Cruce, who married Isabella, sister and 
co-heiress of Simon de Albiniaco, tenant in chief, and Hugh de Lucy, who 
married Joan, another sister and co-heiress of the said Simon, without the 
king's licence, made fine with the king for the said trespass ; the king 
orders the barons to discharge Bartholomew of the said sum, and to charge 
the bishop with it. 

To the same. Notification that the king has pardoned Robert de 
Halsted, the king's yeoman, 48/. 10*. Od. in which he is indebted to the 
king at the exchequer for the debts of his ancestors, and order to cause 
him to be acquitted thereof, unless he have previously had acquittance by 
another writ. 

To the same. Notification that Roger Springehus[e], sometime 
bailiff of the king's manor of Stratton, co. Salop, has paid by the king's 
order to Hawisia, wife of Griffin son of Wenunwen, all issues and proceeds 
of that manor for all the time that Roger was bailiff thereof, and order to 
cause Roger to be acquitted for all the time aforesaid. 

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Notification that the 
king has granted to William Bardolf that he may render the 150/. that he 
pwes to, the king for his relief after the death of William Bardolf, his 



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father, by 50/. yearly, and order to cause him to have these terms, and to 
cause this to be so done and enrolled. 

To the same. Order to audit the account of Robert de Nevill for the 
time when he had the custody of York castle, and to cause allowance to be 
made to him for the victuals and other things that he expended (fecit) in 
the munition of the castle, save the dead stock (mortua garnisona) and 
other things that he found in the castle, as the late king committed the 
castle to Robert by letters patent in the time of the late disturbance in the 
realm, promising that he would cause allowance to be made by an account 
to be made in the exchequer for the costs of Robert in victuals and other 
things necessary for the munition of the castle, saving to the said king the 
dead stock and other things found in the castle at the time of the commission, 
for which Robert was to answer as above. 

May 7. To the same. Order to take into the king's hands the five knights' fees 

Westminster, that Peter de Scoteney held of the king in chief by reason of a moiety of 
the barony of Scoteney, so that the tenants of the said fees may henceforth 
answer and be intendent to the king as their lord for all their services, 
according to an inquisition concerning them that the king sends to the 
treasurer and barons and according to Peter's charter specified below, which 
they shall keep in the treasury, and the treasurer and barons shall hereafter 
exact the reliefs and services from the tenants, and shall receive Peter's 
quit-claim in full exchequer, and shall cause this to be so done and enrolled, 
as Peter has quit-claimed the said fees to the king by his charter and his 
right in all appurtenances thereof, saving to Peter and his heirs 64s. yearly 
of land and rent in Steynton, to be held of the king and his heirs in chief by 
the service of a twentieth part of a knight's fee for all service, as contained 
in the said charter. 

Geoffrey Arunde, impr